US-Netherlands Connection Project's Professional Program

US-Netherlands Connection Project's Professional Program

Draft Agenda Summary

Monday, May 13 - Delft and The Hague
9:00 AM - Travel to The Hague, Rijkswaterstaat
9:30 AM - Security check
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Presentations by Rijkswaterstaat staff. Host: Hans Pietersen.
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM - Travel to UNESCO-IHE 1:00-1:45 PM - Lunch 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Orientation session 6:30 PM Dinner, Location TBA   Tuesday, May 14 - Zeeland. Host, Dr. Tjeerd Blauw
8:00 AM  Depart Hotel
9:30 AM Arrive at Watersnood Museum
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Presentation Watersnood Museum
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM Drive to De Val: artificial oyster reef 11:45 AM - 12:10 PM - Presentation De Val 12:10 PM - 12:25 PM - Drive to Zierikzee
12:25 PM - 1:30 PM - Dike reconstruction project, lunch
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM - Drive to storm surge barrier 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Movie, presentation and visit barrier 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: optional: Drive to Nolle Westduin and farewell drinks at Panta Rhei or De Heerenkeet
6:00 PM Drive to Delft, Dinner location tba

Wednesday, May 15 - KPMG, New Land and Batavia
8:15 AM Leave hotel, drive to Waterschap Stichtse Rijnlanden
9:30 AM - 11:45 AM - Presentations
11:45 AM - 12:15 Drive to New Land Museum, pick up DHS participants, lunch
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM USNC Academic Program workshop
5:15 PM - 6.00 PM Tour of the Batavia ship
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM Indonesian Dinner
9:30 PM Arrive at hotel

Thursday, May 16, Futureland and Rotterdam
8:30 AM Leave hotel, Drive to Futureland at Maasvlakte II.  Driving tour of Port of Rotterdam 
10:00 AM Arrive at Futureland at Maasvlakte II
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Explore Futureland, Stan gives presentation
11:15 AM - 12:30 AM Tour of Futureland
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM - 1.45 PM Drive to Rotterdam City Hall.  Arnold Molenaar, Host
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Climate Proof Rotterdam Program OR visit North Highland consulting company, Netherlands office (Gudde Twynstra)
4:00 PM -4:30 PM Drive to Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier (Keringhuis)
4:30 PM - 5.30 PM Visit Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier (Keringhuis)
5.30 PM - 6.30 PM Drive to dinner location

Friday, May 17, Delft
9:00 AM Depart Hotel
9:15 AM Arrive at Deltares, Mary Fencl, Host
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM  Deltares presentations and tour
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch with Deltares staff
1:30 PM Arrive at Hotel
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Free time to explore Delft
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Debrief Session at UNESCO-IHE
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Farewell Dinner