Speakers

Abel Heinsbroek
Specialist Process Technology
Born in the Netherlands in 1989. Studied Civil Engineering with specialisation Sanitary Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. Since 2016 he works at Vitens as a process engineer, specializing in innovation, new treatment technology and digitalisation. Currently he works on developing a novel membrane degassing system for methane removal and reclamation from anaerobic groundwater, on digital simulation twins of groundwater treatment plants and on hybrid treatment systems to cover the rising water demand.
Bas Bruning
Specialist Saline Agriculture
After more than ten years of experience in the field of crop salt tolerance, and the practical implementation of saline agriculture, it is my goal to help farmers world wide to increase their yields under saline conditions. Through our extensive international experience, I now know what is needed to get the right knowledge in the hands of those who need it most: the farmers. By appropriate training and demonstration programs, we can adapt to climate change and make use of vast saline resources currently being completely overlooked! As a member of the FAO WASAG and GACSA working groups we continue to improve yields under saline conditions, necessary for a climate proof futures.
Katherine Hagemann
Resilience Program Manager
Katherine Hagemann is the Resilience Program Manager for Adaptation within the Office of Resilience at Miami-Dade County. Her work focuses primarily on climate change and adaptation and implementing the County’s Sea Level Rise Strategy. Before moving to Miami she also worked on coastal climate adaptation during the post-Sandy Rebuild by Design and National Disaster Resilience competitions. She earned her Master of Environmental Science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science where she studied how cities can use a hybrid of grey and green infrastructure to adapt to rising sea levels.