The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Resilience in the Water Space: Merging Science, Engineering, Business, & Policy

Florida Earth's flagship program, the US-Netherlands Connection's Professional Program (USNC Pro) will be held June 19-23, 2017. With a stellar team already partially assembled, this year will have a very unique focus on resilience in water-related themes through the perspective of collaborating science, engineering, business and policy. Participating groups include researchers and administrators from National Labs all over the world, university admin and faculty, engineering firms, business and government representatives. The program uses various locations as backgrounds for not only getting insight into Dutch water-related thought processes, but also as a catalyst for innovative thinking that leads to solutions to water challenges. Some of the locations the USNC Pro team go are UNESCO-IHE, Rijkswaterstaat, Deltares, Province Zeeland, The City of Nijmegen and the City of Rotterdam. This year's program will have several outcomes that will have far reaching effects including the beginnings of a global partnership for knowledge exchange between research institutions.

When: 19-23 June 2017
Where: UNESCO-IHE; Delft, Netherlands
How to Register: Click here to register

A detailed, hour-by-hour schedule will be on the USNC Pro website in the coming weeks. A registration fee of $2950 covers hotel, most meals, in-country transportation and venue costs. Airfare to and from the Netherlands is not included. For more information, contact Florida Earth at +1 (561) 281-5081.

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. 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 innovative 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.give rise to sharing that knowledge to help solve similar problems throughout the world.