On May 18th, 2012 the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Vancouver and Emergency Management BC organized a Dutch-Canadian seminar about flood management and mitigation. This seminar, organized at the UBC Boathouse along Richmond’s River Road was a great success with more than 90 participants. With partners DHV/Delcan and supported by the city of Richmond this seminar focused on an exchange of expertise.
Portions of the Flood Management and Mitigation Seminar will be broadcast on TulipTV on Shaw Multicultural Channel (no. 116) on Saturday, June 23 at 3.30PM and Sunday, June 24 at 6.30AM.
There are also some short videos of the seminar available here.
A panel of experts from the Netherlands and BC were invited to speak about their particular challenges, solutions and governance policies with regard to flood management. The seminar aimed at the exchange of Dutch and Canadian knowledge and expertise, to intensify cooperation between governments, knowledge institutions and the private sectors of both countries, and to stimulate the development of new solutions to current Flood Control issues.