• Floodex Europe Launch Event <br>31 October 2017<BR>RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Floodex Europe Launch Event
    31 October 2017
    RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Floodex Europe Launch Event

On Tuesday October 31st, as part of the Amsterdam International Water Week and co-located with Aquatech Amsterdam, RAI Amsterdam organises an event focusing flood defense, water level management, prevention, mitigation and drainage. The launch event is freely accessible and will take place in the Europa Foyer of RAI Amsterdam.

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RAI Amsterdam, Europa Foyer | 31 October 2017 | 10.30 - 17.00 hours


About the Floodex Launch Event

Comprehensive programme

The challenges we face on flood control and flood management don't recognize borders. Keeping an international perspective is key to implementing sustainable solutions and the first step is connecting the right people. The Floodex Europe Launch Event comprises of a compact programme with four elements: a tour, a knowledge programme, a networking gathering and a site visit. It is designed to maximize the interaction between stakeholders from politics, government and business.

Shaping the future

The Floodex Europe Launch Event cements the Amsterdam International Water Week as the go to event in Europe for all who have an interest in achieving sustainable water resource management systems. The industry associations and companies present for this inaugural event demonstrate that the desire to positively shape our future is there.


Delegate profile

– Local, Regional & Central Government
– Water Management Associations
– Regional Flood & Coast Authority
– Property Development, Planning
– Civil or Structural Engineering
– Architectural, Consulting
– Contractor / Construction
– Facility Management
– Estate Management
– National Agency
– Water Authority
– Agriculture
– Business & Industry
– Energy
– Transport
– Non-Government/Membership Organisation.

Preliminary programme outline – free of charge

Tour 10:30 - 12:00 hrs
Welcome & registration (for non-AIWW congress delegates)
12:00 – 12:30 hrs
Presentations 12:30 - 14:00 hrs
Intro by the Delta Commissioner (Chair)* 12:30 - 12:40 hrs
EUWMA: How better cross-border cooperation can reduce flood risk 12:40 - 13:00 hrs
CIWEM: Technical challenges at a cross-border level 13.00 - 13.20 hrs
Dutch Water Authorities (Unie van Waterschappen): Upsides/downsides of cross-border working for effective water level management 13.20 - 13.40 hrs
Panel discussion: EUWMA, CIWEM, UvW, AIWW MB How best to move forward? – Led by the Delta Commissioner 13:40 - 13:55 hrs
Wrap up and invitation to drinks by RAI 13:55 - 14:00 hrs
Drinks & networking 14:00 - 14:30 hrs
Site visit – free of charge via online preregistration 14:30 - 17:00 hrs

* To be confirmed

Show Tour

Floodex Europe Launch Event is co-located with the world's leading exhibition for process, drinking and wastewater: Aquatech Amsterdam. Both Floodex and Aquatech are part of Amsterdam International Water Week 2017.

Preliminary programme site visit

Bus tour to Watergraafsmeer

Densely populated deep (-5.5 m NAP) urban polder surrounded by a ring dike 
Stop at ‘Omval’
o See elevation difference between polder and surrounding area 
o Inflatable flood barrier 
o Explanation about dike sensoring program 

Bus tour through the polder to Science park 
o On the way: view on the flood gates beneath the railway station 

Stop at ‘Science park’ 
o New datacenter adapted to flood risk 
o Explanation about adaptation strategy for critical infrastructure concerning flood risks 

Departure from RAI

1st stop: Watergraafsmeer
Explanation about the water system of Amsterdam and the function of the pumping station

View on Amsterdam Rhine Canal, connecting Amsterdam with the River Rhine 

Explanation about the importance of the dikes along the River Rhine for the water safety in Amsterdam 
2nd stop: Pumping station Zeeburg

One of the historic sluices in the old city which form a part of the Unesco World Heritage site

Explanation about the levees and locks in the old city and their role in the flood protection of the city.

3rd stop: Scharrebiersluis

Transformation area: the former industrial area is transformed into a residential area

Walking tour: Explanation about the multi-layer safety approach in Amsterdam

4th stop: KNSM, Amsterdam North

* Preliminary programme, subject to change