USNC Professional Team in Netherlands May 9-13

The 2016 US-Netherlands Connection's Professional Program (USNC Pro) will be in the Netherlands on Monday, May 9, through Friday, May 13.  This year's team will have a focus of creating a criteria for tools that would be useful for decision makers having to deal with the big data issue.  The team will use the new Dutch Digital Delta initiative as a case study and base from which to set the stage for the program's agenda,  Digital Delta was developed as a partnership between the Rijkswaterstaat, Deltares, TU Delft, and Delfland Water Authority, with IT expertise powered by IBM.  Visiting some of the most famous water related sites in the world, this USNC Pro team will get the opportunity to hear from and discuss how the Dutch collect data, systhesise and analyse it and then make efficient and sound decisions.  A day by day outline of the week: AGENDA OVERVIEW Date   Venue Monday 9 May Morning UNESCO-IHE   Afternoon Rijkswaterstaat and Delfland Water Authority Tuesday 10 May Morning Watersnoodmuseum   Afternoon Province of Zeeland; Neeltje Jans (Delta Works; one of ASCE's 7 world wonders) Wednesday11 May Morning Kinderdijk & Regional Water Authority Rivierenland   Afternoon Biesbosch museum where we will discuss the Room for the River Thursday 12 May Morning City of Rotterdam, FutureLand at Maasvlakte II   Afternoon Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier (Keringhuis), Sand Engine Friday 13 May Morning Deltares   Afternoon Free Time and Program Wrap-up at UNESCO-IHE For a detailed brochure on the 2016 USNC Professional Program, click here. A registration fee of $2950 covers hotel, most meals, in-country transportation and venue costs.  Airfare to and from the Netherlands is not included and the responsibility of the participant.  For more information, click here, or call Florida Earth at +1(561)281-5081.  Also, email us for more information at stan@floridaearth.org