APA Netherlands Study Tour

Coastal Planning, Floods, and Hard and Soft Approaches to Hazard Mitigation

May 26–31, 2013

What can the Netherlands show the U.S. about urban and rural water management and coastal planning? See for yourself on this five-day study tour. It's a don't-miss opportunity to tour Holland's urban, coastal, and inland infrastructure — and explore how those approaches apply to U.S. coastal regions. You'll share ideas with design professionals and hear the 2013 L'Enfant Lecture by the Netherlands's former ambassador to the United States, Renée Jones-Bos.

Learn about:

  • Incorporating active water management into urban, inland, and coastal planning;
  • Adopting a multiple-defense approach to adaptation and hazard mitigation;
  • Projecting the benefits and costs of hard and soft infrastructure; and
  • Living with water, deriving value from water, and protecting against water.

What you discover can help you put your community on safer ground.

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