US-Netherlands Connection's Professional Program

US-Netherlands Connection's Professional Program

The buzzword "resilience" is everywhere these days.  The 2018 USNC Pro delegation will not only take a look at Dutch innovation in the interface of nature and the built environment, but also how the built environment can be used, especially in the water space, to facilitate sustainability as cities and their environs increase in size and are expected to be accomodating to quality of life issues.  A registration fee of $1950 covers most meals, in-country transportation, venue and admin costs.  Airfare to and from the Netherlands and hotel are not included. A detailed agenda will be posted shortly.

Draft Agenda

Day Time Subject Location
Saturday, May 26 Morning Team Arrival Schiphol
  Afternoon Tour of Amsterdam, travel to Delft Amsterdam
Sunday, May 27 Morning Free Delft
  Afternoon Keukenhoff, welcome dinner Leiden
Monday, May 28 Morning Orientation, Dutch Water 101 IHE Delft
  Afternoon Rijkswaterstaat, IWA, Delta Alliance The Hague
Tuesday, May 29 Morning Watersnood, Plompetoren Ouwerkirk
  Afternoon Oosterschelde; Province Zeeland Middleberg
Wednesday, May 30 Morning Port of Rotterdam; Futureland Rotterdam
  Afternoon Maaslantkering; Sand Engine Hook van Holland
Thursday, May 31 Morning AMS Institute Amsterdam
  Afternoon "Smart City" Initiative Amsterdam
Friday, June 1 Morning Deltares-the Dutch national lab for water Delft
  Afternoon Deltares and debrief; farewell dinner Delft
Saturday, June 2 Morning Check out of hotel Delft


To download the USNC Pro 2018 Brochure, click here.

Hotel Information

Florida Earth's hotel partner is the Delft Centrum Group, a collection of four boutique hotels that express the character of Old Delft.  Each participant can pick the hotel of their choice.  The Florida Earth group rate is € 109 plus € 2,90 tax.  Each participant is responsible for registering at their hotel of choice.  Send an email to with "Florida Earth Group" in the subject line and they will send you further instructions.

Hotel Johannes Vermeer

Hotel de Koophandel

Hotel de Emauspoort

Hotel de Plataan

The USNC Pro Dutch Partners