Today climate change and the effects of human activities will affect more and more citizens and industry living in coastal areas, flood-prone areas or areas characterised by drought and desertification. Effects on the Water System and pressure on bio-diversity require regenerative developments and design-based system thinking approaches, as well as restoration ecology. Citizens together with cities and governments will need solutions to mitigate the risks and increase their resilience. Regenerative developments & design for coastal areas, integrated water management, climate & urban resilience, droughts & floods will be high on the agenda. Also here inclusion and participation of all affected social groups and sectors will be a valuable approach.