2017 US-Netherlands Connection's Professional Program

2017 US-Netherlands Connection's Professional Program

The US-Netherlands Connection's Professional Program brings professionals to the Netherlands to participate in a global knowledge exchange in water management, infrastructure, and resilience.  

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2017 US-Netherlands Connection's Professional Program (USNC Pro)

This is an opportunity to connect directly with those responsible for the planning, design, implementation and operation of solutions which give rise to sharing knowledge to help solve similar problems throughout the world.

The Dutch have dealt with water-related issues and challenges for over 1,000 years and have accumulated an extensive record of successful ways in which to deal with difficult and, at times, seemingly impossible circumstances.  

Begun in 2007, with over 130 alumni, USNC Pro provides opportunities for delegates to engage Dutch planning, engineering, government and business experts in some of the most dynamic places where innovation is the word of the day. This opportunity to connect directly with those responsible for the planning, design, implementation and operation of those solutions gives rise to sharing knowledge to help solve similar problems throughout the world.  We invite you to be part of the solution.

USNC Pro 2017 Itinerary

Day and Date Morning and Afternoon Themes Location
Monday, June 19 AM Orientation and the History of Dutch Water Management UNESCO-IHE, Delft
PM Exploring Dutch Governance in Water and Planning RWS, The Hague
Tuesday, June 20 AM Dutch Expertise in Research and Knowledge Transfer Deltares, Delft
PM Connecting Knowledge by Connecting People Deltares, Delft
Wed., June 21 AM Room for the River; The Nijmegen Case for Stakeholder Engagement City of Nijmegen
PM Using Public-Private Partnerships in Solving Large Challenges Biesbosch National Park
Thursday, June 22 AM Understanding 1953 and the Delta Plan Watersnood Museum
PM Protecting One of the world's Largest Estuaries  Oosterscheldt, Zeeland
Friday, June 23 AM Planning for a Vibrant Economy by Integrating Resilience Port of Rotterdam
PM Creating a Resilient City and Program Debrief City of Rotterdam

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