PrepTalks: Living with Water: How the Netherlands Prevents Flood Disasters

FEMA PrepTalksRepresentative of the Dutch Ministry for Infrastructure and Water Management at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Jan Peelen tells the story of the Netherland’s historic battle with flooding and shares how the Dutch are learning to live with water. He advises U.S. entities on the topics of resilience, urban planning, and infrastructure.





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