2015 USNC Pro

Membership: Open

 

US-Netherlands Connection's Professional Program
2015 Agenda

 

Saturday, May 9, Amsterdam – Pick up team at Schiphol and Tour of Amsterdam.  Late afternoon train to Delft.  Check in hotel.

Sunday, May 10, Optional afternoon visit to Keukenhof, the National Gardens of Holland.  Group dinner at De Waag at 7:00 PM

 

Monday, May 11, UNESCO-IHE, Delfland Water Authority and The Hague
9:00 AM – Introduction and Orientation – Stan Bronson
9:30 AM – Welcome and Introduction to UNESCO-IHE – Stephan Ulenbrook, Interim Rector, UNESCO-IHE
10:00 AM – The History of Dutch Water Management – Jan Leuwendijk, Retired Department Director
11:00 AM – UNESCO-IHE’s Work Around the World – Dimitri Solomotin
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM – Tour of UNESCO-IHE
2:00 PM – The Dutch Water Board System – Joost de Haan, Delfland Water Authority
3:00 PM – Rijkswaterstaat Basics – TBA
4:00 PM – Train to The Hague and a walking tour of Parliament, US Embassy, King’s Palace
6:30 PM – Dinner on our own in The Hague

Tuesday, May 12, Kinderdijk and the Biesbosch National Park
9:00 AM  Depart Delft
10:00 AM – Arrive at Kinderdijk
10:15 AM – Kinderdijk film in the Pumphouse
10:45 AM – The Story of Kinderdijk and Dutch Water – Dick Kanters, Riverland Water Authority (retired)
11: 30 AM – Walking tour of Kinderdijk
12:30 PM Lunch at Grand Café Buena Vista
1:30 PM Leave for Biesbosch National Park
2:00 PM Arrive Biesbosch.  The Story of Room for the River – Pim Nijssen, Twynstra Gudde
3:30 PM Boat Tour of the Biesbosch
5:00 PM Depart for Delft
6:00 PM Arrive at Delft.  Dinner on your own

Wednesday, May 13, Province Zeeland
8:00 AM Depart Delft
9:45 AM Arrive Watersnood Museum
10:00 AM Welcome and Tour of the Watersnood – Ria Geluk, Founding Director of the Watersnood
11:30 AM Tour of the Reinforcement Project Zuidhoek and Plompetoren
12:30 PM Drive to Oosterscheldt Barrier and Neeltje Jans
1:30 PM Lunch at the Top Huis
1:00 PM The Story of the Oosterscheldt Barrier – Eric van der Weegen, Director of the Barrier
2:30 PM Tour of the Storm Surge Barrier
4:00 PM Leave Barrier
6:00 PM Arrive back in Delft

Thursday, May 14, Rotterdam and Hoek van Holland
9:00 PM Depart Delft
10:00 PM Arrive at Futureland
10:30 AM Creating a New Port – Maarten van Oosten, Director of Communications, Port of Rotterdam
12:00 PM Lunch
12:45 PM Drive to the Fast Ferry.  Trip across the Nieuwe Waterweg to Hoek van Holland
1:30 PM Arrive at the Maeslant Barrier, the world’s largest moving object
3:30 PM Depart the Maeslantkeringhuis
4:00 PM Arrive at the Sand Motor Project
5:00 PM Depart for Delft
5:30 PM Arrive Delft

Friday, May 15, Deltares in South Delft
9:00 AM Depart for Deltares
9:15 AM Arrive at Deltares
9:30 AM Introduction to Deltares and the Deltares Lectures
11:30 AM Tour of the Modeling Center
12:30 PM Lunch at Deltares Café
1:30 PM Adjourn and back to Delft Center
1:45 PM Free time to explore, shop or rest
4:30 PM Closing session and debrief, UNESCO-IHE
6:30 PM Farewell Dinner at Stradsherberg de Mol

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