Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco, United States

Dutch Water Management Expert to Hold Twitter Chat (#MSflooding) on Flooding Along the Mississippi River Tuesday, May 10th at 10am EDT

As flooding of the Mississippi River reaches historic flood levels, the Dutch concept of “Room for the River” has gained prominence for all those who are affected by the floods in the Mississippi River Basin.

In an interview published in today’s Washington Post, Dale Morris, the Embassy’s water management expert, said "the scale is different among the mighty Mississippi but similar economic capital and human lives are at risk."
(Floods Along the Mississippi River Lead to Renewed Calls for a Change in Strategy).

Situated in the Delta of three major European river systems, sixty percent of the Netherlands is at or below sea level. The Netherlands has centuries of experience of living with water related challenges. "Room for the River" is designed to better manage the river landscape to accommodate flooding while minimizing loss of life and property damage.

On Tuesday May 10th, from 10-10.45am (EDT), you can ask questions and give comments about the Dutch “Room for the River” experience and its relevance to the floods of the Mississippi, using hashtag #MSflooding
Dale Morris will answer via @DutchEmbassyDC

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