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‘‘Sweet & Salt' investigates the influence of water on four regional cultures, and highlights the water management styles of New York, Louisiana, the Netherlands, and Vietnam. Historically these …

‘‘Sweet & Salt' investigates the influence of water on four regional cultures, and highlights the water management styles of New York, Louisiana, the Netherlands, and Vietnam. Historically these regions have established long-standing practices and behaviors surrounding changes in water conditions. Efforts to manage water in times of disaster have rendered unique approaches and responses that have come to shape the cultural values of each region. Some regions developed robust and hard infrastructure to counter the destructive nature of water, while other regions have mastered ways to live with and accommodate water in order to achieve common benefits.

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  • 1. H209 FORUMWATER CHALLENGES FOR COASTAL CITIES SEPT09-SEPT10 NEWYORK & NEW JERSEY FROMTHE DUTCH DELTATO NEWYORK HARBOR2013
  • 2. WELCOMEBYHENRYHUDSON500FOUNDATION 02 PROGRAMDAYONE 03 SPEAKERBIOS 04 06 10 PROGRAMDAYTWO JOINTWELCOMEBYHONORARYCHAIRS 11 ESSAYBYJESSEM.KEENAN 15 ESSAYBYHANMEYER 16ESSAYBYRONALDLEWIS 16ESSAYBYROBERTPIRANIANDROBERTYARO 17 ESSAYBYLENNARTSILVIS 18 SWEETANDSALT 19 SPONSORBIOS 20 STRATEGYTEAMS TABLEOFCONTENTS
  • 3. 2 AVERYGOODHARBOURFORALLWINDS|09.09.13 DearH209Delegates, WhenHenryHudsonenteredNewYorkHarbor,exactlyfourhundredandfouryearsagothisweek,hisfirstmatewroteintheHalfMoonlogthefirst lineseverwrittenaboutthecitythatwouldbecomethecapitaloftheworld: September11,1609:Thenweanchoredandsawitwasaverygoodharbourforallwinds,androdeallnight. Amsterdam,RotterdamandNewYorkaredefinedbytheirlocationsonnavigationalwaters,andthesewatershavebeencrucialtotheirgrowth.Inthe 17thcenturywaterwassynonymouswithexplorationthatforgedvaluablecommercialandculturaltiesaroundtheworld.Todaywaterplaysmany rolesinourlives:itisafriendaswellasathreat.Responsibleurbandevelopmentandtheabilitytolivewithclimatevariabilityplayapivotalrolein helpingsocietiesprotectthemselvesononehand,andflourishontheotherbytakingadvantageofnewopportunities.Fortheyearsahead,building onexistingexpertise,incorporatinginnovations,andraisingpublicawarenessareessentialtoprogress.Wemustreaffirmthecrucialrolewaterplays andhowimportantimprovedinfrastructureistothepreservationofourwatersystemsandoursafety. Fourhundredandfouryearsago,ashesailedforfivemonthsacrosstheocean,HenryHudsonwasindeedawaterpioneer.Letuscarryonhisspiritof discoverybybecomingwaterpioneersofthe21stcentury,asyoujoinusfortwoinspiringdayswhenyouwillhearaboutthechallengesandopportu- nitiesthewateroffersusintheyearsahead.AllhandsondeckasweembarkwiththebestandthebrightestwaterexpertsfrombothlegsofHudson’s legendaryvoyage! On behalf of our partners, MetropolitanWaterfront Alliance, Regional Plan Association, NetherlandsWater Partnership, and Columbia University’s CenterforUrbanRealEstate,wethankyouforyoursupportonthisvitaljourney. GERTTETTEROO ExecutiveDirectorofHenryHudson500 PATRICKPOELMANN ChairmanofHenryHudson500 WELCOMEBYHENRYHUDSON500FOUNDATION
  • 4. WELCOMEBYHONORARYCHAIRS SHAUNDONOVAN Secretary, U.S. Department of HousingandUrbanDevelopment MELANIEH.SCHULTZVANHAEGEN Minister,MinistryofInfrastructureand theEnvironment 3 DearFriends, ItisbothapleasureandaprivilegetoserveasHonoraryChairsofthissecondH209Forum.Inthefouryearssincethisconferencefirsttookplace,we haveseenthechallengesfacingcoastalcitiescontinuetogrow,fromrisingsealevelstoincreasingurbanizationtoourchangingclimate.Morethan ever, we need to work together to help our cities address these challenges with vision, innovation and a focus on resilience. In doing so, we will decreasetherisksforurbanandcoastalareasandshapesafer,morelivableandamenity-richcommunities. Already,alotofgoodworkisbeingdonetomeetthesegoals.Forexample,lastmonth,PresidentObama’sHurricaneSandyRebuildingTaskForce releasedtheHurricaneSandyRebuildingStrategy.Itprovidedcommunities,ofallshapesandsizes,withrecommendationsonhowtheycanadaptto emergingchallengesandconnecttheircomprehensive,long-termplanningwithnear-term,regionallycoordinatedprojectsand investments. ImportantworkisalsooccurringintheNetherlands.Nextweek,thethirdDeltaProgramwillbepresentedtoprotectcommunitiesfromfloodingand ensuresuppliesoffreshwaterareavailable,nowandinthefuture.Theplanhasthepotentialtoadvanceissuesinimportantareasrangingfromurban planningtonatureandrecreation. AttheH209Forum,wearethrilledthatourtwocountrieshavegatheredinoneplacetobuildonthisprogress-atestamenttothestrengthoftheU.S. -Netherlandspartnership.Overthecourseofthisconference,expertsfromavarietyoffieldswillexchangeideasandperspectivesaboutpressing issuesrelatingtoclimatemitigationandadaptation.Wewilllearnfromeachother,developnewsolutionstooldproblemsandgaininsightthatwill forceallofustothinkoutsidethebox.Andthroughitall,wewillworkinconcerttowardsacommongoal:buildingstrongercommunitiesandamore securefuture. Inshort,thiseventrepresentsanimportantopportunitytoadvanceoursharedinterests.WethanktheHenryHudson500Foundation,theNewYork RegionalPlanAssociation,theMetropolitanWaterfrontAlliance,theNetherlandsWaterPartnershipandColumbiaUniversity’sCenterforUrbanReal Estatefortheirgreatsupportofthisimportantconference.AndwetrustthatthecoastalcitychallengesintheNewYorkandNewJerseyregion,inthe NetherlandsandelsewhereintheworldwillbemoremanageableandlessintractablebecauseofthecollaborationfosteredbytheH209Forum. Pleaseacceptourbestwishesforaproductiveandenjoyableconference.
  • 5. MUSEUMOFJEWISHHERITAGE|NEWYORK|09.09 07:30am-08:30am LOBBY,FIRSTFLOOR RegistrationandBreakfast 08:30am-09:15am AUDITORIUM,FIRSTFLOOR 09:15am-09:30am AUDITORIUM,FIRSTFLOOR 09:30am-10:30am AUDITORIUM,FIRSTFLOOR 10:30am-11:00am EVENTHALL,SECONDFLOOR CoffeeBreak 11:00am-11:30am AUDITORIUM,FIRSTFLOOR NewsflashonthePlaNYC“AStronger,MoreResilientNewYork'”reportwith: DANIELZARRILLI,NewYorkCity'sDirectorofResiliency. ROLANDLEWIS,PresidentandCEOofMWA,reflectsonthefive-pointstrategyforaresilientwaterfront. 11:30am-12:30pm LOBBY,FIRSTFLOOR StrategySessionTwo:“HowtoKeeptheJamaicaBayAreaSafeandResilient”byTEAMJAMAICABAY. DAVID WAGGONER, principal ofWaggonner and Ball Architects, comments on the presented solutions and explores opportunitiesforaJamaicaBaywaterstrategy. CARTERSTRICKLAND,CommissionerofNYCityDEP,reflectsonthestateoftheBay. PROGRAMDAYONE Openingspeechesbyhonorarychairs MELANIESCHULTZVANHAEGEN,DutchMinisterofInfrastructureandtheEnvironment SHAUNDONOVAN,USSecretaryofHousingandUrbanDevelopment NewsflashonthefederalHurricaneSandyRebuildingTaskForcethatpublisheditsreportinAugust. HENKOVINK,HurricaneSandyRebuildingTaskForce/HUD,DutchMinistry ofInfrastructureandtheEnvironment StrategySessionOne:“HowtoKeepDowntownManhattanSafeandResilient”byTEAMDOWNTOWN.Forafewmonths beforetheconference,threeAmerican-DutchStrategyTeamsof6to8expertshavecollaboratedonhowtoprotectthree areasofNewYorkandNewJerseyfromfuturestorms:1)DowntownManhattan,2)JamaicaBayand3)JerseyShore.Inthis session, an American-Dutch team presents its synthesis, combining the best knowledge, solutions and experience from bothsidesoftheAtlantic,onhowtoprotectSouthStreetSeaportanddowntownManhattan.Theteamswillsharewith delegateswhat“tools”theyhaveintheirkits. ZACKSMITH,MemberoftheExecutiveBoardofArcadis,willdeliverkeynoteremarks. MODERATORS:TRACYMETZ,writerand journalistandADAMFREED,DirectorofTheNatureConservancy'sSecuringWaterProgram 4
  • 6. 04:45pm-05:15pm AUDITORIUM,FIRSTFLOOR Wrap-upandSend-offbythetwomoderators 05:15pm-06:15pm EVENTHALL,SECONDFLOOR CocktailsandSnacks 12:30pm-02:00pm EVENTHALL,SECONDFLOOR Lunch 02:00pm-02:30pm AUDITORIUM,FIRSTFLOOR 02:30pm-03:00pm AUDITORIUM,FIRSTFLOOR StrategySessionThree:“HowtoKeeptheJerseyShoreSafeandResilient”byTEAMJERSEYSHORE. 03:00pm-03:30pm EVENTHALL,SECONDFLOOR Tea 03:30pm-04:45pm AUDITORIUM,FIRSTFLOOR PROGRAMDAYONE 5 NewsflashontheNewJerseyState,USArmyCorpsofEngineers,andNewYorkStateplanstopreventSandy-typedevastation. DAVIDB.ROSENBLATT,Administrator,OfficeofEngineeringandConstruction,StateofNewJersey JOEVIETRI,Director,NationalPlanningCenterCoastal&StormRiskManagement,USArmyCorpsofEngineers VENETIALANNON,DECRegionalDirector,NewYorkState “Sweet&Salt”investigatestheinfluenceofwateronfourregionalcultures,andhighlightsthewatermanagementstylesof NewYork,Louisiana,theNetherlands,andVietnam.Historicallytheseregionshaveestablishedlong-standingpracticesand behaviors surrounding changes in water conditions. Efforts to manage water in times of disaster have rendered unique approachesandresponsesthathavecometoshapetheculturalvaluesofeachregion.Someregionsdevelopedrobustand hard infrastructure to counter the destructive nature of water, while other regions have mastered ways to live with and accommodatewaterinordertoachievecommonbenefits.Panelistsfamiliarwitheachregionleadadiscussiononprevail- ingculturalbeliefsandideasaboutwaterandhowthesebeliefsandideasaremanifestedwithineachculture. Louisiana:GARRETGRAVES,ChairoftheCoastalProtectionandRestorationAuthorityofLouisiana Vietnam:PHILIPGIANG,SeniorAssociate,PerkinsEastman NewYork:SAMROBERTS,writerandjournalist TheNetherlands:PIETDIRCKE,ProfessorofUrbanWaterManagement,RotterdamUniversityofAppliedSciences,Arcadis Duringthecourseoftheday,trans-AtlanticperspectiveswillalsobegivenbyPAULFRAIM,MayorofNorfolk,CAROLIENGEHRELS,DeputyMayorof Amsterdam,andPAULAVERHOEVEN,DirectorofSustainabilityandClimateChange,CityofRotterdam.
  • 7. MELANIESCHULTZVANHAEGEN|DutchMinisterofInfrastructureandtheEnvironment SHAUNDONOVAN|USSecretaryofHousingandUrbanDevelopment TRACYMETZ|WriterandJournalist ADAMFREED|DirectorofTheNatureConservancy’sSecuringWaterProgram HENKOVINK|HurricaneSandyRebuildingTaskForce/HUD,DutchMinistryofInfrastructureandtheEnvironment SPEAKERBIOS Melanie Schultz van Haegen was appointed State Secretary forTransport, PublicWorks andWater Management in in the Netherlandsin2002.Shewasresponsibleforaviationandwatermanagement.Since2010,Ms.SchultzvanHaegenhasbeen theMinisterofInfrastructureandtheEnvironment.WhileinWashingtoninMarch,MinisterSchultzandSecretaryDonovan signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance the exchange of knowledge and expertise in water management betweentheNetherlandsandtheUSA.MinisterSchultznoted:“Althoughthescaleofourlandscapesdiffers,NewYorkand theNetherlandshavealotincommon.Bothareasareriverdeltas.Bothareashaveestuaries,riversandwaterbasinsthatare vulnerabletoflooding.TheNetherlandshasalonghistoryinwatermanagement,butIamnotcomingonlytobringDutch expertise.IamalsoheretolearnfromtheAmericanapproach.” OnJanuary26,2009,ShaunDonovanwassworninasthe15thUnitedStatesSecretaryforHousingandUrbanDevelopment. InDecember2012,whenPresidentObamasignedanExecutiveOrdercreatingtheHurricaneSandyRebuildingTaskForce,he appointedSecretaryDonovanasChair.TheTaskForcehascreatedacomprehensiveregionalplan,basedonlocalvisionsfor redevelopment,toguidelongtermdisasterrecoveryefforts.SecretaryDonovanholdsaB.A.andMastersdegreesinPublic AdministrationandArchitecturefromHarvard. Tracy Metz is a well-known journalist and author based in the Netherlands. She writes for the national newspaper NRC HandelsbladandisaninternationalcorrespondentforthemagazineArchitecturalRecord.In2007-08shewasamemberof theDeltaCommissionthatadvisedtheDutchgovernmentonwatersafety.HermostrecentbookisSweet&Salt:Waterand theDutch. AdamFreedistheDirectoroftheNatureConservancy’sGlobalSecuringWaterProgram,whichisworkingtohelpprovidesafe, sustainable, and reliable water services for people and nature. Adam previously served as the Deputy Director of Mayor Bloomberg’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, where he oversaw the implementation of and process to updatethecity’slong-termsustainabilityplan(PlaNYC)andadvisedtheMayoronsustainabilityandclimate-relatedissues. HenkWJOvinkissenioradvisorforSecretaryShaunDonovanofHousingandUrbanDevelopmentinhisroleasChairofthe President’s Hurricane Sandy RebuildingTask Force. Ovink is responsible for the long term planning strategy, the regional designcompetition'REBUILDBYDESIGN'andtheconnectedplanningconference.HeworksontheTaskForce'slegacyprocess, theregionalresiliencesciencecenter,regionalinfrastructurecoordinationandontheoverallTaskForcestrategy. 6
  • 8. SPEAKERBIOS ZACKSMITH|MemberoftheExecutiveBoardofArcadis ROLANDLEWIS|PresidentandCEOofMetropolitanWaterfrontAlliance DAVIDWAGGONNER|PrincipalofWaggonner&BallArchitects CARTERSTRICKLAND|CommissioneroftheNYCDepartmentofEnvironmentalProtection DANIELZARRILLI|DirectorofResiliencyfortheCityofNewYork 7 Zack Smith was Chief Strategy and Sales Officer for ARCADIS US until May 2013 and remains a member of the board of ARCADISLogosinBrazil.Hehasmorethan29yearsofexperiencemanaginganddirectingmanagementteamstosuccessfully provide a wide range of environmental services for large facilities throughout the US. Mr. Smith holds a BSc and MSc in environmentalengineeringandhasextensiveknowledgeoftheUSandSouthAmericanmarkets.Hewasappointedtothe executiveboardofARCADISNVin2013. RolandLewisisPresidentandCEOoftheMetropolitanWaterfrontAlliance. Underhisleadership,theMWAhasorganizeda growing consistency for a vibrant, healthy and accessible waterfront, instituted programs to provide water access, and becometheleadingwaterfrontpolicyorganizationintheNewYorkregion. DanielZarrilliistheDirectorofResiliencyfortheCityofNewYork.MayorBloombergappointedDanielinJune2013toleadthe implementationoftheCity’sPlaNYCresiliencyreport.Previously,heservedontheMayor’sSpecialInitiativeforRebuildingand Resiliency,leadingtheCity’seffortstodevelopacomprehensivecoastalprotectionplanforthefiveboroughs,andasSenior VicePresidentforAssetManagementattheNYCEDC,responsibleformaritimeassetsandoperations. DavidWaggonnerisprincipalofWaggonner&BallArchitects,aNewOrleans-based,internationallyactivearchitectureand planningfirm.Mr.WaggonneristheinitiatorofDutchDialoguesandiscurrentlyleadingateamoflocalandinternational expertstodevelopaComprehensiveWaterPlanfortheGreaterNewOrleansregiontocreateamodelofsustainabledelta urbanism. CarterStricklandwasappointedtobetheCommissioneroftheNewYorkCityDepartmentofEnvironmentalProtection(DEP) onAugust17,2011.Previously,heservedasDeputyCommissionerforSustainabilityatDEP. BeforejoiningDEP,Commissioner StricklandwastheSeniorPolicyAdvisorforAirandWaterwiththeMayor’sOfficeofLongTermPlanningandSustainability, wherehewasresponsiblefortheimplementationofPlaNYCacrossallagenciesanddepartments,withafocusonwater,air, andnaturalresourceissues.
  • 9. DAVIDB.ROSENBLATT|Administrator,OfficeofEngineeringandConstruction,StateofNewJersey VENETIALANNON|NewYorkStateDECRegionalDirector PHILIPGIANG|SeniorAssociate,PerkinsEastman JOEVIETRI|DirectorU.S.ArmyCorpsofEngineersNationalPlanningCenterofExpertiseforCoastalStormRiskManagement AsAdministratoroftheNJDepartmentofEnvironmentalProtection’sOfficeofEngineeringandConstructionfornineyears, DavidRosenblatthasbeendesigning,budgeting,anddevelopingprojectpartnershipswiththeUSArmyCorpsofEngineers and with municipalities to provide coastal storm damage reduction projects and flood control projects. David Rosenblatt assistedGovernorChristie’sFloodAdvisoryCommissioninitsrecommendationsforfloodcontrolandfloodriskmitigationin thePassaicRiverBasinin2010andsimilarlyassistedwiththeDelawareRiverFloodMitigationTaskForceReporttoGovernor Codeyin2005;eacheffortwassubsequenttosignificantrepetitivefloodingintheseriverbasins. VenetiaLannonisRegionalDirectorattheNewYorkStateDepartmentofEnvironmentalConservationforRegion2,comprised ofthefiveboroughsofNewYorkCity. Priortothat,shewasaSeniorVicePresidentattheNewYorkCityEconomicDevelop- mentCorporation,wheresheledtheMaritimegroup.InthisrolesheoversawtheCity’seffortstodevelopitsmarineterminals, portfacilities,privateferrylandings,heliportsandfreightrailassets. Garret Graves is the current Chair of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA).The CPRA was establishedafterHurricaneKatrinaasthestateagencyleadinghurricaneprotection,floodcontrol,ecosystemrestorationand other community resiliency efforts. His efforts to restructure and streamline Louisiana’s coastal programs and agencies resultedinincreasingprojectoutputbymorethan500percent.Theauthoritycurrentlyoverseesa$17billioncoastalresilien- cy, hurricane protection and oil spill recovery program. In his role as Executive Assistant for Coastal Activities, Graves is GovernorBobbyJindal’sadvisoronpolicyissuesrelatedtooffshoreenergy,fisheries,maritimeandotherusesandconserva- tionofcoastalresources. PhilipGiangiscurrentlyaseniorassociateatPerkinsEastman,andisoneofthefoundingpartnersofPacificXanhLLC,areal estateJVPartnership.PhilipwasborninasmallvillageinsouthernVietnam.Hehasmorethan18yearsexperiencedesigning largescalemixeduseurbandesignandlandplanningprojectsthroughouttheUnitedStates,theCaribbean,EuropeandAsia. AsDirectoroftheU.S.ArmyCorpsofEngineersNationalPlanningCenterofExpertiseforCoastalStormRiskManagement,Mr. JosephR.VietrileadsanationalteamprovidingcoastalengineeringandenvironmentalleadershipfortheCorps,nationally andinternationally.Mr.VietrihashadamajorroleintheCorpsSandyRecoveryeffortsandisleadingtheNorthAtlanticCoast Comprehensive Study. Mr.Vietri is also the Chief of Planning Division at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division. GARRETGRAVES|ChairoftheCoastalProtectionandRestorationAuthorityofLouisianaandExecutiveAssistanttothe GovernorforCoastalActivities SPEAKERBIOS 8
  • 10. SAMROBERTS|WriterandJournalist PIETDIRCKE|ProfessorofUrbanWaterManagement,RotterdamUniversityofAppliedSciences,Arcadis CAROLIENGEHRELS|CityofAmsterdam,DeputyMayor PAULAVERHOEVEN|DirectorofSustainabilityandClimateChange,CityofRotterdam PAULFRAIM|MayorofNorfolk 9 SamRobertshasbeenTheTimes’sUrbanAffairsCorrespondentsince2005.HeisthehostofTheNewYorkTimesCloseUp,anhour-long weeklynewsandinterviewprogramonNewYork1.HealsohashostedweeklypodcastsforTheTimescalled“TheCaucus”and“Only inNewYork.”PriortojoiningTheTimes,heworkedfor15yearsattheDailyNews.Inhisyearsasajournalist,Mr.Robertshaswon awardsfromtheSocietyoftheSiluriansandtheNewspaperGuildofNewYorkandhasreceivedthePeterKihssAwardfromtheFund fortheCityofNewYork.HismagazinearticleshaveappearedinTheNewYorkTimesMagazine,theNewRepublicandNewYork.He haswrittenmanybooksonAmericanpolitics,urbanaffairsandothertopics. Mr.DirckeisDirectoroftheARCADISGlobalKnowledgeNetworkforWaterManagement.HeisalsoaProfessorofUrbanWater ManagementattheRotterdamUniversityofAppliedSciences.Hisworkfocusesonbestglobalpracticesofwatermanage- mentandinnovativeclimateadaptationinurbandeltasandcoastalcities,andonsmartandmultifunctionalfloodprotection systems. CarolienGehrelshasbeenDeputyMayorofthecityofAmsterdamsinceApril2006.Sheisresponsibleforeconomicaffairs,art andculture,localmedia,monuments,infrastructureandwater,business,competitionandpurchasing. In2009,PaulaVerhoevenwasappointedthefirstDirectorofSustainabilityandClimateChangeintheNetherlands.Herkey objectives are to ensure that in the year 2025, CO2 emissions will be reduced by 50%, the city of Rotterdam will be fully climateproof,andthatbecauseofthissustainableapproach,significanteconomicgrowthwillhavebeenachieved. MayorFraimreceivedhisMasterofEducationfromtheUniversityofVirginiaandhislawdegreefromtheUniversityofRichmond.He beganprivatepracticeinMay1977,andispresentlypresidentofthelawfirmFraimandFiorella,PC.AmemberofNorfolkCityCouncil since 1986, he was appointed Mayor on July 1, 1994, and was reappointed every two years until May 2006 when he became first popularlyelectedmayorsince1916.Hewasre-electedtoanewfour-yeartermbeginningJuly2010. SPEAKERBIOS
  • 11. TEAMDOWNTOWNMANHATTAN ARCADIS–EdgarWesterhof(teamleader)andEgonBijlsma REGIONALPLANASSOCIATION–LauraTolkoff ASFPM–BoJuza NEWYORKCITYDEPT.OFBUILDINGS–JosephAckroyd CITYOFAMSTERDAM–EllenMonchen TYGRON–AnnebethLooisandFlorianWitsenburg THEBATTERYCONSERVANCY–HopeCohen TeamAdvisors:MichaelLevineandDianaSwitaj(NYCommunityBoard1) TEAMJERSEYSHORE BOROUGHOFSEABRIGHT– MayorDinaLong DUTCHDELTACOMMISSION–IvetteMeijerink LOUISBERGERGROUP–NiekVeraart THENEWJERSEYINSTITUTEOFTECHNOLOGY–KeithKrumwiede,TomDallessioandhisstudents THESUSTAINABILITYINSTITUTEATTHECOLLEGEOFNEWJERSEY–RobinMurrayFAIAPP STRATEGYTEAMS TheAmericanapproachtoprotectingvulnerablecoastalareasandpreventingdisastersdiffersfromtheDutchapproach.IntheH209ForumStrategySessions, threeAmerican-DutchteamshavecollaboratedonhowtoprotectaspecificareaofNewYorkCityorNewJerseyfromfuturestorms.DelegatesvisitingH209 Forumcanexpectverylively,animatedpresentationsbythethreeteams,andsolutions‘intherealworld,’ondayoneoftheconference(September9). EachteamisjoinedbyUSandDutchexperts,combiningthebestknowledgeandexperienceofbothworlds.Theteamswillsharewithdelegateswhattheyhave in their toolkit – and in this integrated scenario they can show some of the sharpest tools in the shed.We thank all team members for their inspirational contributions,ideas,knowledge,suggestionsandhardworktomakeH209Forumsuccessful. TEAMJAMAICABAY FUGROATLANTIC–TomMcNeilan(teamleader),SallyMcNeilan,JobNijman REGIONALPLANASSOCIATION- KyleKozar PROVINCEOFNOORD-HOLLAND–MarkEker PRATTINSTITUTE–RonSchiffmanandElisabettaDiStefano ARCADISUSA–RobDaoust REBELGROUP/IMGGROUP– MarcelHam,StefanNijweningandSteveSteckler 3Di–HansGehrelsandWytzeSchuurmans PERKINSEASTMAN–EricFang THENETHERLANDSCONSULATEGENERALNY–ArjanBraamskamp TeamAssistant:RosaRonsdorf 10
  • 12. PROGRAMDAYTWO WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION THE BENEFITS OF AN INTEGRATED APPROACH FOR COASTAL ADAPTA- TION IN NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY DevelopedbyRPAwithHH500 02:00pm-05:30pm|COLUMBIAUNIVERSITY,LERNERHALL|SatowRoom,FifthFloor 2920Broadway(114thStreetandBroadway)|NewYork,NY10027 SIRR: IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PLAN FOR A STRONGER, MORE RESILIENTNEWYORK DevelopedbytheMetropolitan WaterAlliance 11 09:00am-01:00pm|COLUMBIAUNIVERSITY,LERNERHALL|SatowRoom,FifthFloor 2920Broadway(114thStreetandBroadway)|NewYork,NY10027 New concepts in terms of governance, cooperation and innovative designs and financing are required to gain momentum for successful integrated development of maritime structures and nature. In the USA and the Netherlands these new concepts are materializing.Discussingthechallengesandopportunitiesofthesenewapproachesisthefocusofthissmallbutrichworkshop. ThiskeysessionofH209willhavea(little)summit-likecharacter,followedbyajointlunch(1:00-2:00)wherewecaninformally continuethediscussion. With:ModeratorTracyMetz(journalistandwriter),RobertYaro(RPA),CarolienGehrels(DeputyMayorofAmsterdam),HenkOvink (HUDandMinistryofInfrastructureandtheEnvironment),JimRedick(CityofNorfolk),WarriePrice(BatteryConservancy),Josvan Alphen(DutchDeltaCommission),AdamFreed(TheNatureConservancy),RobPirani(RPA),HanMeyer(DelftTechnicalUniversity), CamielvanDrimmelen(CityofAmsterdam),andHowardSlatkin(CityofNewYork). ThepurposeofthissessionistouncoverandbegintomapoutthebarrierstoimplementingcoastalandwaterfrontsectionsofNew YorkCity’splanforresiliency,theSIRRplan.TheSIRRplanprovidesaroadmapfortheCityanditsstateandfederalpartnerstobegin toprotectNewYorkCityfromtheeffectsofclimatechangewithaspecialemphasisonwaterfrontresiliencyinlightofthedamage causedbySuperstormSandy. The SIRR plan by all accounts is one of the most comprehensive and rigorously developed multi-pronged strategy to protect an urbanareafromtheeffectsofclimatechange.Itcallsforawidevarietyofsoftandhardengineeringsolutionstobeconstructedin differentwaterfrontlocationsbaseduponananalysisofvulnerabilitiestostormsurgesandwaveactionindifferentpartsoftheCity. Thiswidevarietyofsolutions–fromtidalgatestowetlandstoremovablewalls–willrequireextensivefunding,possibleshiftsin theenvironmentalregulationsthatapplytothewaterfront,newgovernanceandmanagementstructureswithinNewYorkCity, aswellascommunityinputandsupport.Inthisworkshopwewilldiscussthesechallengestoimplementationandhowtoaddress them,includingnewpartnershipsandgovernancestructuresthatwillberequired,andwaystomovethisworkforwardfromthe perspectiveofthecivic,government,activist,andprivatesectors. Moderators:JohnBoulé(Vice-ChairMWABoardofDirectors),CortneyWorrall(ChiefOperatingOfficer,MWA) Formostsessions,sincemanydelegateswanttoattend,wewillhavetwotypesof participants:speaker/participants(max.20),andlisteners.Morespeakerswillbeatthe sessionsthanarelistedinthisprinting.
  • 13. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION 09:00am-03:30pm|MUSEUMOFJEWISHHERITAGE,EDMONDJ.SAFRAPLAZA 36BatteryPlace|NewYork,NY10280 HOWTOKEEPTHEJAMAICABAY AREASAFEANDRESILIENT Developedby:TeamJamaicaBay 09:45am-04:30pm|SEABRIGHT,NEWJERSEY|COMMUNITYCENTER 1167OceanAvenue|SeaBright,NJ07760|Tel.732-842-0099 HOWTOKEEPTHEJERSEYSHORE SAFEANDRESILIENT DevelopedbyTeamJerseyShore PROGRAMDAYTWO Inthissession,ondaytwoofH209Forum,H209StrategyTeamJamaicaBaywillfocusonsolutionsforthismulti-facetedareanear NewYorkCity.Whatarethelatest,mostcuttingedgetechniques,solutionsandapproachestoprotectJamaicaBay,whichishome toJFKairport,beautifulbeaches,nature,andresidentialareas? DavidWaggonner, Principal ofWaggonner & Ball Architects, will explore opportunities for a water strategy for Jamaica Bay. Mr. Waggonner leads an interdisciplinary, international team that has produced a comprehensive water plan for the New Orleans region. TheRebelGroup,withtheIMGGroup,willexploreinnovationsinfundingandfinancingofresilientareasandcities. With: David Waggonner (Waggonner & Ball Architects), Tom McNeilan (Fugro), Kyle Kozar (RPA), Wytze Schuurmans (3Di), Hans Gehrels(3Di),ElisabettaDiStefano(PrattInstitute),RobertDaoust(ArcadisUSA),MarcelHam(RebelGroup/IMG group),StefanNijwening(RebelGroup/IMGgroup),EricFang(PerkinsEastman),MarkEker(ProvincieNoordHolland) Inthissession,ondaytwoofH209Forum,TeamJerseyShorefocusesdeeperonsolutionsforthisiconiccoastalregion,withthe BoroughofSeaBrightasexample.Whatarethelatest,cuttingedgetechniques,solutionsandapproachestoprotecttheJersey Shore,whichishometobeautifulbeaches,nature,andresidentialareas? AspartofthisworkshopinSeaBright(NewJersey),theDutchDeltaCommissionandtheDutchMinistryofInfrastructureandthe Environmentwillsharewithdelegatesthesoontobepublished“DutchNatonalVisionCoast”-withthelatestviewsonanintegrat- edcoastalapproach. Alsoontheagenda:BUILDINGWITHNATURE.Low-lying,denselypopulatedcoastalareasworldwideareunderthreat,requiring coastalmanagerstodevelopnewstrategiestocopewithlandsubsidence,sealevelriseandtheincreasingriskof storm-surge-inducedfloods.Traditionalengineeringapproachesoptimizingforsafetyareoftensuboptimalwithrespecttoother functionsandareneitherresilientnorsustainable.Denselypopulateddeltasinparticularneedmoreresilientsolutionsthat are robust, sustainable, adaptable, multifunctional and yet economically feasible. Innovative concepts such as‘Building with Nature’provideabasisforcoastalprotectionstrategiesthatareabletofollowgradualchangesinclimateandotherenvironmental conditions,whilemaintainingfloodsafety,ecologicalvaluesandsocioeconomicfunctions. With:ModeratorRobinMurray(TheSustainabilityInstituteattheCollegeofNewJersey),MayorDinaLong(MayorofSeaBright),Ivette Meijerink(DutchDeltaCommission),NiekVeraart(LouisBergerGroup),KeithKrumwiede(NJIT),TomDallessioandhisstudents(NJIT), JanPeelen(DutchMinistryofInfrastructureandtheEnvironment) *AshuttlebuswillbeavailabletobringdelegatestotheirdestinationinSeaBrightfromAtlanticHighlands,NJ,whichisa45-minute powerboatridefromWallStreet(departingfromPier11ontheEastRiver(SeaStreak,www.seastreak.com). 12
  • 14. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION 09:00am-03:30pm|COLUMBIAUNIVERSITY, AVERYHALL|Room505 1172AmsterdamAvenue(116thStreetandAmsterdam)|NewYork,NY10027 FINDINGNEWWAYSTOPROTECT CRITICALFUNCTIONSAND INFRASTRUCTURE DevelopedbytheCityofAmsterdam 09:00am-03:30pm|COLUMBIAUNIVERSITY,FAYERWEATHERHALL|Room323 1172AmsterdamAvenue(116thStreetandAmsterdam)|NewYork,NY10027 BULIDINGCLIMATERESILIENT COMMUNITIES DevelopedbyArcadis,RDMCampus, theCityofRotterdam,andCURE. INNOVATIONSINWATER TECHNOLOGY-THEFUTUREOFA SCARCERESOURCE DevelopedbyARCADIS,NYDEPand Waternet-Amsterdam 13 This workshop focuses on discussing the challenges and opportunities of improving the protection of critical functions and infrastructure,inNewYorkandAmsterdam,withtheemphasisonthefollowingcriticalfunctions:energysupply,drinkingwater supply,chemicalindustryandtransit. With:RaeZimmerman(NYU),DanielZarrilli(NYCEDC),RobKoeze(Waternet),JohnKeifer(CityofNorfolk),FionaCousins(Arup),Ellen Monchen(CityofAmsterdam),PeterGlus(Arcadis),andWiegertDulfer(WaterboardAGV) Resilientwaterfrontcommunitiesarenotmerelyresilientbecauseoffloodandclimateadaptationstrategy,butresiliencymanifests itselfintheaffectedcommunitiesthroughsocioeconomic,environmental,educational,technicalandpolicy-relatedaspects.The exchangeofknowledgeaboutclimateadaptationandmitigationiscrucial. Theobjectiveofthisone-dayshirtsleevesessionistocontinueandfurtherestablishthefoundationforaK2Knetworkthatwaslaid recentlyinRotterdamduringasimilarNYC-DutchpreparatoryeventthatcomplimentsandbuildsupontheexistingG2Gplatform betweenRotterdam/theNetherlandsandNewYorkandfacilitatessolutionstopresentandfutureresiliencydevelopmentchalleng- esinurbanizedsettings. Short-termobjective:tocompareopportunitiesforimprovingresiliencyofaffectedcommunitiesinflood-proneareasinNYCand Rotterdam and to investigate the possibility to develop a framework for this comparison. Medium- to long-term objective: to developa(virtual)CommunityofPractice,aleanandmean,functionalandrelevantknowledgenetworkwithRotterdamandNYC (andothercomparablecities),universitiesandknowledgeinstitutions.ThisK2KnetworkcouldbepartoftheG2Gnetworkofthe CDCConnectingDeltaCitiesNetworkoftheC-40,ledbyRotterdamandNYC. 09:00am-01:00pm|COLUMBIAUNIVERSITY,FAYERWEATHERHALL|Room321 01:00pm-05:00pm|NEWTOWNCREEKWASTEWATERTREATMENTPLANT|329GreenpointAvenue| Greenpoint,Brooklyn As the world population continues to grow, the amount of water on earth doesn't change. Competition for this scarce resource continuestoincrease.Inresponsetothiscompetition,newtechnologiesarebeingcontinuouslydevelopedtoprotectscarcewater resourcesandtreatwater/wastewater(anditsbyproducts)forfuturereuse.Notonlyareweseeinginnovationsintreatingwater andwastewater,butalsoinmanagingandtreatingcontaminantsinstormwater/floodwaters.Theobjectiveofthisone-dayshirt sleevesessionistohighlightinnovationsinNewYorkCityandAmsterdam,andprovideanoverviewoftrendsgloballyinwater treatment,wastewatertreatment,andstormwatertreatment.Wewillalsotakeastepintothefuturebyusingournewlyacquired knowledgetobrainstormtransformationofawastewatertreatmentplantintoawaterresourcerecoveryfacility/energyefficient resourcerecovery(E2R2)facility(i.e.thewastewatertreatmentplantofthefuture). With:NYDEP(VinnieSapienza),Waternet(RobKoeze/GerardRundberg),DrexelUniversity(FrancoMontalto),ColumbiaUniversity, InternationalWaterAssociation,ARCADIS(EleanorAllen,DougOwen,JoeHusband,andEricvanderZandt),andmore. PROGRAMDAYTWO
  • 15. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION 10:00am-04:00pm|COMMUNITYBOARDONE 49ChambersStreet,Room715|NewYork,NY10007 NEXTGENERATIONURBAN PLANNINGINDOWNTOWN MANHATTAN DevelopedbyTygron ThesessionisbroughttoyoubyCommunityBoard1andTygron.TygronhasdevelopedtheTygronEngine,offeringauniquewayof generatingmutuallyacceptableoutcomesinurbanandcommunityresilience.Thesessionwillbefocusedontheresilienceoflower Manhattan and the development of Seaport City. Participants will negotiate, collaborate and reach consensus effectively in a realistic,virtualworld.Consequencesarecalculatedandvisualized,givingindividualusersdeeperinsightintoareasofconflictor mutuallybeneficialsolutionsbeforehand. With: Diana Switaj (Director of Planning at Manhattan Community Board 1), Annebeth Loois MSc. (Consensus Building, Integrated WaterManagement) 14 PROGRAMDAYTWO
  • 16. JESSEM.KEENAN|ResearchDirector,CenterforUrbanRealEstate(CURE.),ColumbiaUniversity 15 ESSAYBYJESSEM.KEENAN SINKORSWIM:THEDUTCHAMERICANDIALOGUE The Netherlands and the United States are both at pivotal time in history where the challenges of managing the built environment in the face of climatechangerepresentbothariskandanopportunity.Whilepublicopinionandpoliticalwillvariessignificantlybetweenthetwonationsastothe role of government in disaster planning, catastrophic insurance coverage and local planning, the life-safety goals are largely the same. Likewise, whether it is the imposition of greater fiscal austerity or the potential for further catastrophes, both countries share a tremendous opportunity to leveragepublicresourcesfortheadvancementoftechnologyandeducationwhichhasthepotentialtobeagloballytransformativeforcewithpositive domesticeconomicandsocialimplications. Bothcountriessharedelegatedfederaliststructureswhichareincreasinglyreliantoffederalleadershipandresources.Thistrendhasthepotentialto beapositiveoneasitmitigatesaracetothebottombyandbetweenlocaljurisdictionsforattractingriskydevelopment.Inoneextremeoranother, thedecliningutilityofparallellocalbodiesundertakingduplicateandofteninconsistentgoalshasthepotentialtoacceleratesignificantinstitutional changeinthenearterm.However,recentU.S.SupremeCourtdecisions,includingKoontzv.St.JohnsRiverWaterManagementDistrict,arerapidly acceleratingaredefinitionofinstitutionalrolesinregulatingthebuiltenvironmentasafunctionofshiftingthebalanceofnegotiatingpowerbyand betweenpublicandprivateactors.Likewise,theDutcharenotimmunefrominstitutionalchangeaseventhefutureofthefamedDutchWaterBoard Systemandtheirassociatedtaxingpowerisupfordebate. BothMinistervanHaegenandSecretaryDonovanhavetheopportunitytodefinealegacywhichrepositionsthechallengeofclimatechangeasan opportunity for greater financial sustainability of households, for technological innovation and for economic development.Whether it is RDM in Rotterdam,whichservesthedualpurposeofadvancingtechnicaleducationandincubatingtechnologystart-ups,orNYC'sSeaportCity,whichwill serveasopportunitytopromotepublicinfrastructureinvestmentthroughtheleveragingofprivatecapital,theopportunitiesareonlyboundbythe limitsofthehumanimaginationandappliedinnovation. These examples are just one of many undertakings which speak to the emergence and redefinition of a larger regional adaptation strategy which balancestechnicalinterventionswithbehavioralmodificationofrisk-adjustedactivitiesofmarketsandconsumers.Bothcountriesaremovingaway from a uniform risk-standard which has historically been applied relatively equally across very different risk-adjusted geographies. While both countrieshaveverydifferentprofilesintermsofthepotentialformasscatastrophes,thetrendtowardsmoreaccuratelyassigningrisktodevelopment behaviorwillhaveasignificantimpactonsettlementpatternsinsomeofourmostdenselypopulatedpartsofourrespectivecountries.Thesedecisions raise larger issues of equity where no easy answer can be engineered or designed away. As such, these tough decisions require leadership which ascribessomedegreeofsensitivitytothosemostvulnerablepopulationswhomustbeledthroughthistransition. The challenges we face are well defined. As such, H209 offers the opportunity to define the opportunities in the financing, design, construction, preservation,maintenanceandperformanceofsmartwaterfrontdevelopment.HadtheDutchWestIndiaCompanydwelledonthehumanrisksof exploringoftheHudsonValleyorhadtheAmericansdwelledonthefinancialrisksoftheMarshall-hulp,ourcountriesmighthavehadverydifferent historicalnarratives.Instead,weshareahistorydefinedbyopportunityandclimateadaptationisjustonefacetthatunitesourmutual ambitionstoadvanceourrespectiveeconomiesandenvironments.
  • 17. NewYork’sgreatnessbeganwithitsabundantnaturalharbor.Ourdestiny isandwillalwaysbetiedtothewater.SuperstormSandygaveusallan unforgettablewakeupcallandreminder.Weareislandpeoplelivingina cityofwater.Protectingourselvesfromthe increasingthreatofsealevelriseisanexistentialchallengeforourcity. Thewaterthatsurroundsisachallengebutitisalsooneofourgreatest assets.Wemustuseitforrecreation,transportation,educationandjobs. Wehavemadetremendousprogressoverthelasttenyearsreacquainting ourselveswithourharborandwaterwaysandnowworkingtomakeour regionmoreresilient.Wemustcontinue.Thecostofinactionisincalcula- bleinthisneweraofclimatechange.Economicgrowth,improvedquality oflifeandenvironmentalprotectionareallreachable.Thisistheresilient cityofwatertowhichweaspire. ROBERTPIRANI VicePresidentforEnergyandEnvironment RegionalPlanAssociation ROBERTYARO PresidentoftheRegionalPlanAssociation ESSAYBYROLANDLEWIS ESSAYBYROBERTPIRANIANDROBERTYARO NewYorkgrewuphardbythewater.Andwehavebeenlivingwith water ever since. But Hurricane Sandy, and its wake of devastated communities and climate consciousness, has altered the nature of thisrelationshipforever. Ourperspectivesonwaterhavealwaysbeenchanging.Thedestruc- tionofoysterreefsthatoncedefinedtheestuary’secologyandlocal dinner tables.The shifting of trade and commerce, fromWhitehall gigs to postPanamax ships. The creation of one infrastructure for safe,reliablefreshwater,andanothertoprocessourdischarge.The revitalizationofwaterfrontsforrecreationandhousing.Thegrowth, loss, and growth again of our ferry fleet. Like any marriage, the bondsbetweenthisregionanditswatersareconstantlyevolving. TheresponsetoHurricaneSandy,andthealarmbellsithassounded, willagainshiftthisrelationship.Wewillalwayslivewiththewater; thequestionishow. RolandLewisisPresidentandCEOoftheMetropolitanWaterfrontAlliance 16
  • 18. ESSAYBYHANMEYER HanMeyerisaProfessorofUrbanDesignatDelftUniversityofTechnology 17 THEDUTCHDELTAIN2109 Suppose that Henry Hudson returned to the Netherlands in 2109, five hundred years after his discovery of Manahattan. He would find an almost unrecognizableland;incomparablewiththecountryhehadleft. WhenheembarkedfromAmsterdaminAprilof1609,hislastviewofthecitywastheskyline,dominatedbythetowersofthecitygatesandsome churches.CrossingtheNorthSea,hislastviewoftheNetherlandswastheseeminglyendlessrowofdunesandsandybeaches,interruptedonlybya seriesofestuariesintheSouthwest.Beinganexperiencedseaman,heknewthattheseestuariesprovidedaccesstoimportantportcitieslikeRotter- dam,Antwerp,andmanyotherssmallerharbors. Duringthecourseofthosefivecenturies,muchwouldhavechangedintheNetherlands.TheDutchdugnewcanalsfromthecoasttoAmsterdamand Rotterdam,andbuiltseveraldamstodefendtheircountry.Thesedamshavemadetheterritorysafer,buthavealsoresultedintheclosing-offofmost ofthesmallerportsfromthesea.Theecosystemsintheestuariesandformerseashavesufferedfromthedamsandtheport-relatedindustries.The DutchhavealsoexpandedtheportareaofRotterdam,andbuiltatrainstationalongtheharborofAmsterdam,cuttingoffthecityfromthewater.In theearly21stcentury,manyhigh-risebuildingswerebuiltonformerportareasinbothcities.Laterinthe21stcentury,anewDeltaProgramresulted innewprojectscombiningsustainableflooddefense,cleanenergysupplyandattractivedeltaicurbanenvironments. Hudson, returning in 2109, would not believe his eyes. As he arrives, passing the coastline of the southwest delta, he sees a series of storm surge barriers,allofthemcombinedwithtidalpowerplantsandlargewindmillparkswhichprovideenergyforthewholenorthwestpartofEurope.Passing theportofRotterdam,heobservesthemostrecentreclamationoftheportinthesea:animpressivenewharbor,theThirdMaasvlakte.Thereclamation isasurprisingcombinationofportterminals,dunes,beachesandwetlands,providinggoodconditionsforarichecosystemandpopularrecreationand leisurefacilities.TheriverNieuweMaashasbeenreturnedtoanaturalestuary,withwetlandsandislands,whichtransformRotterdamintoacitywith beautifulestuary-parks.Furtheralongthecoastheseesaseriesofartificialsandyislands,whichprovidethenecessarysandtothecoastlinebytidal currentstomaintainthestrengthofthecoastasflooddefenseline. AshereachesAmsterdam,hediscoversthattheZuiderzee(SouthSea)hasbeenturnedintoalargefreshwaterlake,theIJselmeer,providingfresh watertothewholecountry.Thelake’sinteriordamsandlockshavebeenremoved,replacedbylakefrontwetlandsandislandswithholidayhouses. Smallferry-boatsconnectthewaterfrontofAmsterdamwithtownsattheshoresoftheIJsselmeer.Ferryboatsbustlebackandforth. Hisfirstevening,HenryHudsonhastorecoverfromalltheseexcitingexperiencesbyenjoyingarichmealoflobsterandoystersfromthesouthwest deltaandeelandpikefromtheIJsselmeer.Hedecidesthatthisisgreatplacetostayforthenext500years;orjustashisfirstmatewroteintheship’s logaboutNewYorkin1609,“averygoodharbourforallwinds.”
  • 19. Wind,waterandwideopenspaceshaveshapedtheNetherlandsanditshistory.Ourcountryisavulnerableyetsafedelta,partlybelowsealevel.TotheDutch, waterhasalwaysbeenbothfriendandfoe.Severefloodeventsoftentriggerthedevelopmentofnewfloodriskmanagementpolicies.Thiscertainlyhasbeen thecaseintheNetherlands.Ithastaughtustocooperateandtouseourcreativityandskillsforourverysurvival.TheNetherlandsmaybesmallontheworld mapbutitswaterprofessionalswiththeirexpertisehavebeeninvolvedinmostlarge,foreignwaterprojectsfordecades.Todaythefocusisonraisingtheprofile ofwaterontheworldwideagendabyengagingininternationalknowledgeexchangeandcollaboration.DutchAmericancollaborationisagoodexampleofthis. Theworldfacesanincreasingnumberofwaterchallenges.Asinglecountry,however,cannotresolvethesechallengesalone;globalcollaborationisneeded morethanever.Let'sworktogether! ESSAYBYLENNARTSILVIS LennartSilvisisManagingDirectoroftheNetherlandsWaterPartnership. AQUAFENCE 18 A proven and cost-effective transportable flood protec- tion barrier that can be rapidly deployed prior to or duringsevereweather (www.aquafence.com)
  • 20. Sweet&Salt:WaterandtheDutch,aco-productionofjournalistandauthorTracyMetz and art historian Maartje van den Heuvel, tells the story in words and images of the extrememakeoveroftheDutchlandscapeinordertoaccommodateanewrelationshipto water.Withcenturiesofexperienceundertheirbeltinkeepingthewaterout–acondition forsurvivalinacountrywhere70%oftheGDPisearnedbelowsealevel–theDutchare now discovering that it might be wiser let the water in. Rather than raising the dikes higher and higher, they arecin some places being lowered to allow controlled flooding. Urbandesigners,architectsandwatermanagersareworkingtogetherinanovelfashion tocreateurbanandnaturalenvironmentsthatgivemorespacetowaterandbydoingso are cooler, more attractive and safer. Prevention is still a national priority, certainly as comparedtotheAmericanapproachofrepairafterthefact,buttheNetherlandsnowview waterastheir‘frenemy’. SPECIALOFFER $44.95|€35.00 INCLUDINGSHIPPINGCOSTS (RecommendedretailpriceintheUS:$44.95) Usecode:WATERorgotowww.naibooksellers.com Usuallyshipswithin6days.Offervalidonlywhenordering1copy.Additionalshippingcostsmaybechargedwhenordering moreproducts.NotvalidonordersshippingtoothercountriesthantheUS.Actualchargesubjecttochangeexchangerate. 19 SWEETANDSALT ISBN9789056628482|296p
  • 21. SPONSORBIOS City of Rotterdam TheuniquecharacterofNewYorkCity,originallyNewAmsterdam,hasbeenshapedbythelegacyofthetolerantandentrepreneurialcultureofthe17thcenturyDutch Republic.BesidescelebratingAmerican-Dutchhistory,theHenryHudson500FoundationpromotesfuturetiesbetweenNewYorkandTheNetherlandsthatarelinkedby theirsharedbeliefinthevalueoffree,diverse,andentrepreneurialsocieties.www.henryhudson500.com TheRegionalPlanAssociationisAmerica’soldestindependenturbanresearchandadvocacyorganization.RPAworkstoimprovetheprosperity,infrastructure,sustainability andqualityoflifeoftheNewYork-NewJersey-Connecticutmetropolitanregionthroughworkintransportation,economicdevelopmentandrealestate,environmentand openspaceandmore.Theyalsoprovideleadershipontransportation,environmentalandeconomic-developmentissuesintheNortheastandacrosstheU.S. TheMetropolitanWaterfrontAllianceworkstotransformtheNewYorkandNewJerseyHarborandWaterwaystomakethemcleanerandmoreaccessible,avibrantplaceto play, learn and work with great parks, great jobs and great transportation for all.With over 700 Alliance Partners representing maritime businesses, community and environmentalgroups,recreationalboatersandothers,MWAbringstogetheradiversecoalitionofstakeholdersworkingtowardapowerfulsharedvision—aharborand waterwaysalivewithcommerce,recreationandtransportation.Throughorganizing,researchandpolicywork,MWAadvocatesforcommongroundsolutionstocomplex, multi-dimensionalchallenges. TheCenterforUrbanRealEstate(CURE.)atColumbiaUniversityrepresentsanewparadigminrealestatedevelopmentresearchandpractice,appliedasatransformative andpositiveforce.Fromclimatechangeandenergydependencetothesocioeconomicandpoliticalupheavaltheyengender,CUREaddressesemergingandcurrentglobal issuesthroughthelensofurbanization. TheMinistryofInfrastructureandEnvironmentiscommittedtoimprovingqualityoflife,accessandmobilityinaclean,safeandsustainableenvironment.TheMinistry strives to create an efficient network of roads, railways, waterways and airways, effective water management to protect against flooding, and improved air and water quality. ARCADISistheleadingpureplayglobalengineeringandconsultancyfirm,providingconsultancy,design,engineeringandmanagementservicesininfrastructure,water, environmentandbuildings.With22,000peopleand€2.5billioninrevenues,theyenhancemobility,sustainabilityandqualityoflifebycreatingbalanceinthebuiltand naturalenvironment. Fugro is one of the world’s leading engineering companies in the collection and interpretation of data related to the earth’s surface, the seabed and the soil and rocks beneath.Onthebasisofthisthecompanyprovidesadvice,generallyforpurposesrelatedtotheoilandgasindustry,theminingindustryandtheconstructionindustry. BecomeaNextGenerationPlannerwiththeTygronEngine:Increasecontrolthroughinsightintothecomplexityinvolvedinresiliency,raisedecisionmakingconfidenceby instantlyvisualizingandcomparingdifferentsolutionswithgroundbreaking3Dgametechnology,andmitigaterisksusing(online)involvementofyourstakeholders. 3DiWatermanagementisaresearchprogramcarriedoutbythe3Diparties:Nelen&Schuurmans,DeltaresandDelftUniversityofTechnology.Theyhavedevelopedaweb basedapplicationforhighspeedhydrauliccomputationsonadetailedspatialscale,usingmoderndayhighresolutiondatasets. TheworkoftheAmsterdamPhysicalPlanningDepartmentintegratesthehigherlevelsofregionalandlongtermplanningintotothedetailsofpublicspacedesign.They searchfornewapproachesandstimulatebottomupprocessestointegratesolutionsinthefieldsofurbanization,mobilityandwatermanagementinmultidisciplinary teams. Rotterdamisthesafestlow-lyingdeltacityintheworld.ThelowestpointinthegreaterRotterdamareais6.76metersbelowsealevel,and80%ofthecityitselfisbelow sealevel.TheRotterdamport’sdirectandindirectaddedvalueexceeded€18billionin2010.In2008RotterdamlaunchedtheRotterdamClimateProofprograminorderto makeRotterdamresilienttoclimatechangeby2025.RotterdamisfounderoftheConnectingDeltaCitiesnetwork,aglobalnetworkfordeltacitiesfacingtheconsequences ofclimatechange. PRESENTINGPARTNERS SUPPORTINGPARTNER FOUNDINGSPONSOR SPONSOR SUPPORTINGSPONSORS BENEFACTORS 20 Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment 3Di MetropolitanWaterfront Alliance Henry Hudson City of Amsterdam
  • 22. PRESENTINGPARTNERS SUPPORTINGPARTNER FOUNDINGSPONSOR SPONSOR SUPPORTINGSPONSORS BENEFACTORS Netherlands Water Partnership MetropolitanWaterfront Alliance MANYTHANKStotheH209StaffandAdvisors AngelaHaines GerardJongerius EvelynEllis RosaRonsdorf THIS CONFERENCE BOOK has been made possible throughthegeneroussupportoftheCenterforUrbanReal Estate(CURE.),ColumbiaUniversity. DESIGN FatemaAlZeera,CURE. ©HenryHudson500Foundation Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment Henry Hudson 3Di
  • 23. "AndasthemoonrosehighertheinessentialhousesbegantomeltawayuntilgraduallyIbecameawareoftheoldislandherethat floweredonceforDutchsailors’eyes—afresh,greenbreastofthenewworld.Itsvanishedtrees,thetreesthathadmadewayfor Gatsby’shouse,hadoncepanderedinwhisperstothelastandgreatestofallhumandreams;foratransitoryenchantedmoment manmusthaveheldhisbreathinthepresenceofthiscontinent,compelledintoanaestheticcontemplationheneitherunderstood nordesired,facetofaceforthelasttimeinhistorywithsomethingcommensuratetohiscapacityforwonder." F.ScottFitzgerald,TheGreatGatsby
  • 24. HenryHudson500Foundation Laurierstraat11B 1016PGAmsterdam TheNetherlands www.henryhudson500.com|info@henryhudson500.com
  • 25. Topic of Discussion for H209Forum “Sweet & Salt” September 9, 2013 By Philip Giang The Culture of Water in Viet Nam I. Viet Nam: a brief introduction • A coastal country • North and South geographical distinctions • Water base transportation /industries • Land base transportation/industries II. Three targeted cities from North to South 1. Hanoi the city of culture and political center Flood control (Proactive/long term strategic planning) The 900 years old dyke system Multi purpose reservoirs serve as second line of defense Land base transportation Greater Hanoi master plan designed by Perkins Eastman and was adopted by the Prime Minister in 2011 Ongoing water management study by International Center of Environmental Management (ICEM) 2. Ho Chi Minh City – the city of trade and commerce Flood control (Reactive/short term planning /inventive/often piece meal solutions) Locates at the estuary delta of the Mekong River A struggling city constantly tries to keep its head above water (flooding occurs as often as twice a month) Land base and water base transportation Case Study for Can Tho, a nearby city, by Shannon Kelly of Leuven University 3. Tat Cau Village – the productive canal Flood control (Adoptive/embracing the water) Water transforms culture floating markets Water industry aquatic farming Boats as water transportation instead of cars dependent Also have setbacks water pollutions and over fishing The productive canal Philip’s family farm was located in Tat Cau Village, Kien Giang Province. Here, the farmers produce multiples crops products such as coconut, pineapple, and rice fields. Tat Cau was one of the most productive villages in Viet Nam Southern provinces. From these type of harvests year round, they were able to sustain a comfortable way of life. Ca Mau, a nearby city, is known for its fishery or aquatic farming and water management
  • 26. Thank you very much Tracy for the introduction, and thank you Gert at H209 for the op- portunity, and I welcome you all to this special event. I would like to outline today presentation by first, introducing you to Vietnam and its unique location in the region. Second, I would like to share with you the 3 major cities in different regions of the country of how each city dealt with water management and how the water influenced its local culture. Viet Nam: a brief introduction Viet Nam is a long and narrow country, surrounded by water to the east and to the north and west, it borders China, Laos and Cambodia. VN has roughly 3, 444 KM long shore- line. To compare locally in the US, the state of Florida shoreline is a little longer. Vietnam is anchored by 2 rivers; the RED River in the north and the MEKONG River delta in the south. Geographically in the north and central area are mountainous terrain. The climate From: Gert Tetteroo Sent: Friday, September 13, 2013 To: Philip Giang Subject: Many Thanks Philip, Thank you very much for your support of H209 Forum. Your contribution to the culture of water session was very interesting and a fresh take on the topic. Attached you find the conference book in PDF - and yes please use it on your linked-in. Warmest regards, Gert Gert Tetteroo Executive Director Henry Hudson 500
  • 27. is dry and temperate. The transportation system is mostly land base. In the south the ter- rain is relatively flat, located within the Mekong river delta. The climate is wet and humid. The transportation system is mostly water base. Therefore, the life style and culture are varies from region to region which I will share with you. For the 3 Cities, I will talk about their water management program and flood in the context of 3 operative words: Proactive, Reactive and Adoptive. HANOI Hanoi is an inland city and a city of culture and political center. It has a long history of Proactive in dealing with flood and water problem. The flood in this region is caused by the RED river’s sediment built up along the course as it mean- ders by Hanoi and to the east sea. Flood control was initiated during 12th century by King Ly Nhan Tong. He ordered the construction of the dyke sys- tem to protect the capital city. Sometime flood during rainy season could last few months. They also built multi-purpose reservoirs up stream as sec- ondary line of defense. The reservoirs – collecting wa- ter from the run-off to generate hydroelectric power. During flood season over-flow water from the river was retained to reduce flooding downstream. During the dry season, water were used for irrigation and other farming needs Today…. Additional measures such river dredging and observa- tion of irrelevant construction projects in the flood zones are frequently monitored by local authorities. To further improve water management to prevent flood and manage density
  • 28. grow, the Prime Minister commissioned an ambitious city wide master plan led by our office, Perkins Eastman and consultant teams. The plan set aside 70% of the city owned land as green corridors to the east and west of the capital city. The purpose are to conserve and restore the river valleys for agriculture uses and wildlife preservation. HCMC Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is a coastal city and a city of commerce and trade. The city is known for its major river ports in South China Sea. HCMC is locat- ed in the estuary of the Mekong River and Dong Nai River Delta. Low eleva- tion and high water table contributes to the difficulty of retaining and managing water successfully. A significant part of the city is regularly flooded due to the combination of high tide, storm surge, rains, floods and man-made structures. Reactive and short term planning are sometime inventive and are responsive methods that could lead to effective solutions. For example, to avoid constant flooding they build up usable floors on both side of the streets to a higher el- evation. When the next flood cycle arrives the street temporary becomes a ca- nal. The city doesn’t have unified or specific methods to prevent flood because of its low laying area in the delta and because of its demand for fast pace de- velopment, flood prevention becomes secondary. However, new developments are monitored carefully. During the rainy season some areas in HCMC experience flooding 2x a month. There are incremental solutions such as pull development back from the Saigon riverfront; newer buildings with habitable space are built on higher elevation while older buildings remained on the river edges were built on stilts. Water base transportation becomes the main conduits that link HCMC to other cities in the delta region.
  • 29. Tat Cau Village – the productive canal Tat Cau, where I was born, is a small village with population around 5,000. They were all farmers. Tat Cau is located near the gulf of Thailand and in the southwestern part of Viet Nam. This region is known as the “Rice Bow” and also impacted the most during the war. This region was attributed to the French colo- nized VN in middle of 19th century. They developed a maze of canal system in the delta region because of its richness in alluvium which is suitable to grow rice. Beside growing rice which took longer to harvest, my father also planted multi-crops such as pineapples, in the lower story, mixed with coconuts and bitternuts trees which had taller canopies and need more sun light. This mixed farming method yielded more crops per years therefore increased productivi- ties and income in order to sustain a better way of living. In this region water is Adoptive and is embraced as big part of our livelihood. For example, the canals were laid out in a rectilinear pattern that had series of smaller ponds link to the system. These ponds were water controlled and were suitable for rice farming and fisheries. The overall canal system was controlled
  • 30. by a water lock at the river intersection. The village was protected by a levee road system that was indicated in RED…. …A little story I would like to share. when I was a child. I would look forward to the flood; my father used sand bags to stop water from over took the levee. He opened the water lock to let the water in so all the fishes and shrimps fol- lowed the water. The next day when the water starting to retreat he used a big cone-shape net that was fitted within the water lock to catch the fishes and shrimps… In conclusion, Water is welcome in this part of the world. Water not only func- tions as thoroughfares for transportation, fisheries, sometime drinking water but also provides a unique approach to living both on water and on land….. With that I thank you
  • 31. Philip Giang’s Biography for H209 Forum, “Sweet & Salt” September 9, 2013 Philip Giang is currently a senior associate at Perkins Eastman, is one of the founding partners of PacificXanh LLC-a Real Estate JV Partnership which focuses on resort development projects in Viet Nam, and is the Founder of PGiangP LLC-an Urban Design and Architectural practice. He has more than 18 years experience designing large scale mixed use urban design and land planning projects, new communities, resorts, waterfront/marina, museum, office buildings, transit oriented development and town center buildings throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Recently, Philip and his team completed a project in South Queens as part of Mayor Bloomberg’s Special Initiatives for Rebuilding and Resiliency (SIRR) He was charged as lead-senior urban de- signer, and worked closely with the Mayor’s appointed SIRR teams, incorporated FEMA and other Federal Agencies recommendations, helped conduct community workshops to gather consensus and helped devise sound resiliency design strategies for the targeted area. He has prepared award-winning master plans for several new communities in Florida, including WaterColor and WindMark Beach. He believes passionately in the creation of low-impact develop- ment that is sensitive to local ecology and flood resiliency, compact and pedestrian-friendly and less-auto dependent and places where people and wildlife can co-exist in harmony. He also lec- tures at Columbia University, NYC- Department of Design and Construction, NYIT, Hanoi Univer- sity and the Saigon School of Architecture in Viet Nam. Philip was born into a family of farmers in a small village called Tat Cau, Rach Gia, Kien Giang Province, near the Gulf of Thailand, in southern Viet Nam. As teenagers, he and his sister were among the Vietnamese mass-exodus of “boat people” that left via Pacific Ocean by boat in 1979. Far from land, somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, the “boat people” were set upon by Thai pirates who robbed them and cast the vessel adrift. After days of increasing hardship, the boat reached the Malaysian coast, only to be fired upon by the local coast guard. Eventually, they realized that they were dealing with refugees and reacted by sending the boat back to sea, this time with water and food supplies. After several days, the vessel landed on one of the many islands of Indonesia where Philip and his sister lived, for the next 14 months, with other “boat people” in primitive refu- gee camp conditions. After many interviews and much evaluation, Philip and his sister received sponsorship that allowed them to immigrate to the United States. In 1980 they arrived in Woodstock, New York. Philip gradu- ated from high school four years later and received his B. Arch and B. Science from RPI after five more years of study in the School of Architecture. Then, his parents and siblings left Vietnam, im- migrating to the United States as a result of his sponsorship. After a decade-long separation, Philip faced the fresh challenge of helping his family acclimate to their new life in Los Angeles. Upon completing his studies at Columbia University in urban design, Philip spent more than 12 years working at Cooper Robertson & Partners with a focus on architecture, urban design and large scale mixed use projects. In 2009, he established his own practice and currently works with Perkins Eastman to further his professional career. One of his lifelong goals is to contribute his knowledge in design and planning to help better our living environment, especially in Viet Nam.
  • 32. View this email in your browser The Henry Hudson 500 Foundation, with the Regional Plan Association, the Netherlands Water Partnership and the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, present September 9 and 10, 2013, New York City Register now at www.h209forum.org •  How to keep New York, New Jersey and The Netherlands safe and resilient •  The Economics and Governance of water •  Innovative Water Technology   H209 Newsflash July  Secretary Donovan and Minister Schultz van Haegen Keynote Speakers at H209 Forum  With great pleasure HH 500 announces the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, Melanie Schultz van Haegen, and US Secretary of Housing and Urban
  • 33. Development, Shaun Donovan, have accepted our invitation to act as honorary chairs of H209. Both ministers will open the conference on Monday September 9th, from 8:30 to 09:15 a.m., with keynote remarks followed by a panel discussion in a moderated talk show format.  While in Washington in March, Minister Schultz and Secretary Donovan signed a memorandum of understanding (photo) to enhance the exchange of knowledge and expertise in water management between The Netherlands and the USA. Minister Schultz noted: “Although the scale of our landscapes differs, New York and the Netherlands have a lot in common. Both areas are river deltas. Both areas have estuaries, rivers and water basins that are vulnerable to flooding. The Netherlands has a long history in water management, but I am not coming only to bring Dutch expertise. I am also here to learn from the American approach.” On January 26, 2009, Shaun Donovan was sworn in as the 15th United States Secretary for Housing and Urban Development. In December 2012, when President Obama signed an Executive Order creating the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, he appointed Secretary Donovan as Chair. The Task Force is charged with creating a comprehensive regional plan, based on local vision for redevelopment, to guide long term disaster recovery efforts.  Join us on September 9 - 10! Go to www.h209forum.org for more information, the full program and to register. Speakers @ H209 Forum The list of H209 speakers grows daily; here’s an overview of the dynamic speakers who will explore current water challenges for coastal cities: Moderators Tracy Metz, Writer and Journalist Adam Freed, Director of the Nature Conservancy Securing Water Program Speakers Robert Yaro, Regional Plan Association, President Colonel (Ret.) John R. Boulé, MWA, Vice-Chair Neil McArthur, ARCADIS, CEO Carolien Gehrels, City of Amsterdam, Deputy Mayor Paul Fraim, City of Norfolk, Mayor (invited)
  • 34. Garret Graves, Chair of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) and Executive Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Activities David Waggonner, Waggonner & Ball Architects, Principal David  B. Rossenblatt, The State of New Jersey, Administrator, Office of Engineering and Construction Venetia Lannon, New York State, DEC Regional Director Roland Lewis, MWA, President and CEO Han Meyer, Delft Technical University, Professor Urban Composition Piet Dircke, Professor Urban Water Management Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences Daniel Zarrilli, New York City, Director of City Resiliency (invited) Laurel Blatchford, HUD, Executive Director, Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force (invited) Henk Ovink, HUD, Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment Sam Roberts, Journalist New York Times, writer (invited) Russell Shorto, John Adams Institute, director, and writer (invited) Trent Lethco, ARUP, Associate Principal  Philip Giang, Perkins Eastman, Senior Associate  Dina Long, Mayor of Sea Bright (invited) Robert Pirani, RPA, Vice President for Energy and Environment Cortney Worrall, MWA, Chief Operating Officer  Camiel van Drimmelen, City of Amsterdam, Chief Planner Team Downtown Manhattan: eight US and Dutch brains that have explored how to keep Downtown Manhattan safe and resilient Team Jamaica Bay: eight US and Dutch brains that have explored how to keep Jamaica Bay safe and resilient Team Jersey Shore: four US and Dutch brains that have explored how to keep the Jersey Shore safe and resilient Map of Jamaica Bay and surrounding neighborhoods in New York City (Source: Department of City Planning, New York City) H209 Strategy Sessions The Sharpest Tools in the Shed Day 1 of H209, September 9th For a few months before the conference, three American-Dutch Strategy Teams of 6/8 experts each will collaborate on how to protect three areas of New York or New Jersey from future storms: 1) Downtown Manhattan, 2) Jamaica Bay and 3) Jersey Shore. Delegates can expect spirited presentations by the teams with emphasis on solutions. The teams will share with delegates what ‘tools’ they have in their-kits. Three high profile keynote speakers will comment on the solutions presented by the teams.
  • 35. Meet Team Jamaica Bay: Tom McNeilan (team leader) and Job Nijman - Fugro Kyle Kozar - Regional Plan Association  Wytze Schuurmans – 3Di Ron Schiffman - Pratt Institute  Elisabetta DiStefano - Pratt Institute  Rob Daoust - ARCADIS US  Marcel Ham - Rebel Group/IMG group  Eric Fang - Perkins Eastman  Mark Eker - Provincie Noord Holland (invited) Dutch Delta Commission (invited)  Keynote speaker: David Waggonner, Principal of Waggonner & Ball Architects, comments on the solutions presented and will explore opportunities for a water strategy for Jamaica Bay. Mr. Waggonner leads an interdisciplinary, international team that has produced a comprehensive water plan for the New Orleans region.  Team Jamaica Bay plans to start working on July 11th at ‘Round Table II: Rockaways and Jamaica Bay’. This workshop, organized by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York, unites top experts from the USA and The Netherlands in design, engineering, water management, regional planning and adaptation. The objective of this two-day workshop is to develop hands-on action agendas for the Rockaways and Jamaica Bay on coastal resilience, flood protection and urban water management.   Team Jamaica will find guidance based on local conditions, long term threats and opportunities, out of the box solutions ideas, global best practices, analysis of retro fitting vs. future developments, the PlaNYC  'A Stronger, More Resilient New York' and conclusions of ‘Round Table II’. Team Downtown Manhattan: On july 4th and 5th, Strategy Team Downtown Manhattan started preparing, in The Netherlands, for their presentation of cutting edge solutions on day 1 of H209 Forum. From left to right: Laura Tolkoff (RPA), Edgar Westerhof Innovative solutions for Downtown Manhattan on the drawing board
  • 36. (ARCADIS), Bo JuZa (ASFPM) and Annebeth Loois (Tygron). For questions, suggestions, and sponsorship opportunities contact Gert Tetteroo (NY) or Gerard Jongerius (Amsterdam) at H209forum@gmail.com Register now at www.H209Forum.org The next H209 Newsflash is published on Friday August 9th   Presenting Partners Supporting Partner Founding Sponsor Supporting Sponsors Benefactor The unique character of New York City, originally New Amsterdam, has been shaped by the legacy of the tolerant and entrepreneurial culture of the 17th century Dutch Republic. Besides celebrating American-Dutch history, the Henry Hudson 500 Foundation promotes future ties between New York and The Netherlands that are linked by their shared belief in the value of free, diverse, and entrepreneurial societies. www.henryhudson500.com Share Tweet Forward to Friend +1 Read Later

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