|Export of hydrological knowledge – conference in Amersfoort|
12 May 2016 • On Thursday 12 May 2016 the Netherlands Chapter of IAH, together with the Netherlands Hydrological Society (NHV), will organize a 1-day conference on «Export of hydrological expertise» in an inspiring setting in Amersfoort, professionally led by Ruben Maes.
With governments going commercial nowadays there is much to do about export of Dutch water expertise. Dutch business is to be branded and sold during ministerial missions, supported by ambassadors and embassy staff. The Dutch have a 'water ambassador' and board members of water boards visit Asian countries more often than not. Meanwhile Memoranda of Understanding are being signed several times per year.
What does this bring for the water experts, the hydrologists that actually do the work abroad? Is the international image of the Netherlands as 'water expert country' due to the government's commercial activities or rather because of those experts that work abroad?
Water Operator Partnerships
Internationaal werken aan water: halen en brengen van kennis
– Dennis van Peppen, Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland
– Lennart Silvis, Netherlands Water Partnership
– Michaël Bentvelsen, Unie van Waterschappen
International water consulting – from Afghanistan to South Sudan and further
Grondwaterstromen in basalten met voorbeelden uit Idaho, IJsland en Equador
Hydrologisch advies, ontwerp en uitvoering in het buitenland
Nut en noodzaak van kleinschalige hydrologische oplossingen
Chair: Ruben Maes
Fee: IAH members € 90, NHV members € 90, non-members € 145. Become IAH member and save € 55.
NHV members: please register here
Sponsors: Acacia Water and Hydrology.nl