Save the date, Feb 3rd, 2022 | International webinar | Maas floods: sharing Dutch experiences from July 2021

Save the date | International webinar | Maas floods: sharing Dutch experiences from July 2021
Date: Thursday February 3, 2022 | 15:00 – 17:00 CET
In July 2021 in the Meuse and Rhine Region (Germany, Belgium, Netherlands), an extreme precipitation
led to flash floods and the highest ever measured discharges in the River Meuse and adjacent regional
river systems, leading to loss of life (Belgium and Germany) and very significant damages. Fortunately
there were no casualties in the Netherlands. However, damage to houses, infrastructure and our water
system was immense and estimated at 1.5 billion euro in the Netherlands alone.
A half year after this event, we have been able to evaluate this flood and identify lessons to learn. We
have repaired most of the damages caused to our water system and are now ready for a next high
water discharge. Still, many of inhabitants in the flood affected area are still traumatised and struggling
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We, the Dutch water managers of Rijkswaterstaat and the Regional Water Authorities, together with
many other stakeholders, aim to share our experiences with these floods from various viewpoints. Our
goal is to be able to share and discuss practices and knowledge. We are particularly interested in tips
and tricks on how to best prepare for and deal with a next flood.
Please mark the International webinar ‘Maas floods: sharing Dutch experiences from July 2021’ on
February 3th, 2022 (15:00-17:00 CET) in your agenda and register online. In the first hour we will share
our experiences with you, and in the second part we invite you to discuss how we can improve our
flood risk management in break-out rooms. More details on the programme will follow in the new
Are you interested? Please sign up via the following link:

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