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.