The Netherlands is sending Dutch water professionals to Toronto
The Dutch have developed extensive expertise and networks around the world to create more liveable, secure delta cities, and its public and private sector offer world class technology and know-how in the area of flood control and drought.
Dutch knowledge, skills and experiences have been exported by the Dutch for many decades. The cooperation with Canada in general and with Toronto in particular has been initiated and gained momentum.
Cooperation Canada and the Netherlands
One of the main goals of the Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Toronto is to facilitate trade, cooperation and knowledge exchange to support and intensify economic relations between the Netherlands and Canada. Throughout the years this has been happening intensely in the area of water management, in perspective of resilient cities, with the overall goal to increase partnerships between Canada and The Netherlands.
Upcoming Fall 2018 our commitment with the water sector will be confirmed once again with several water events taking place in Toronto that include Dutch professionals as keynote speakers and special guests. Below we’ll give you an overview. When you click on the event, you will be lead to the event page on our website including more details about the event and the Dutch professional.
Events with participation of Dutch water professionals
- October 11, 2018: Keynote speech by Daan Roosegaarde at the Green Building Festival.
- October 12-14, 2018: Daan Roosegaarde – launch project Waterlight at the Bentway.
- October 23, 2018: A video of Daan Roosegaarde will be shown at Water Innovation in Action.
- October 24-25, 2018: Presentations by Jeroen Tielman and Tim van de Staaij (invited) at the World Water-Tech North America Summit.
- November 7-9, 2018: Seminar by CBS and keynote speech by Ger Baron (invited) at the Future Cities Summit.
- February 4-6, 2019: Keynote speech by Henk Ovink at the Canada's Catastrophe Conference.
We continuously add more events to our website, so feel free to regularly visit our events calendar to stay up to date about Dutch professionals joining events in Canada.
Dutch National Water Plan 2016-2021
Regarding Dutch knowledge and skills and its progressive and innovative approach to water management:
As prolonged periods of drought will likely be with the Dutch to stay and form a crucial part of future weather scenarios, and on the other hand more intense weather events occur associated with heavy rainfall, The Netherlands water management keeps being nimble and prepared. Anticipating these extremes forms a crucial part of the water management and the Dutch water governance partners wrote a new “National Water Plan” which provides the broad outlines, principles and direction of the national water policy for the 2016-2021 planning period, with a preview towards 2050.