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October 12 @ 8:00 am - October 13 @ 5:00 pm UTC+5

The SSPEED Center at Rice University is organizing its 11th conference on Urban and Coastal Flooding: Building a Resilient Future on October 12 and 13, 2023. The conference will be held at the Anderson-Clarke Center (Glasscock School of Continuing Studies) at Rice University. The conference will feature top experts from around the world who will present on a number of topics with Q&A and panel discussions. Attendees will also have a chance to see a demonstration of temporary flooding solutions by Dutch Water Prevention.

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Dutch Approach to flood resilience in Houston

The SSPEED Center at Rice University hosts its yearly international conference, ‘Urban and Coastal Flooding: Building a Resilient Future’ on 12 and 13 October. The Dutch approach to flood resilience, with speakers and live temporary flood protection demos, will feature throughout the conference.

Dutch speakers at the conference:

  • Petra Dankers, Leading Professional Nature-based solutions at Royal HaskoningDHV, on the development and rationale behind the Markerwadden Mud Motor;
  • Marcel Hertogh, Professor of Infrastructure Design and Management at Delft University of Technology, on the management of large infrastructure projects;
  • Pieter Janssen, Chief Executive Officer at Water Authority (Hoogheemraadschap) of Delfland, on Dutch concepts and practices of water governance;
  • Stan Vergeer, Policy Developer Water & Climate at Gemeente Kampen, on urban climate resilience and Room for the River;
  • AnneLoes Nillesen, Professor of Urban Design at Delft University of Technology and founder at Defacto Urbanism, on urban flood resilience and adaptation;
  • Raymond Hofer, founder at Dutch Water Prevention and at BoxBarrier, on temporary and integrated flood defense systems.

The demonstration of temporary and integrated flood protection systems will be held throughout the conference on the parking lot next to the Anderson-Clarke Center, home to the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.
More information and connecting with the Dutch Water Prevention team: https://dutchwaterprevention.com

Download the full conference program here or read more about the event.

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October 12 @ 8:00 am UTC+5
October 13 @ 5:00 pm UTC+5
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