With large areas of the Netherlands below sea level or prone to flooding, no one lives with or manages water better than the Dutch.
The US has turned to the Dutch to help address some of its own unique water challenges, like flooding and drought in the western United States, hurricane protection along the Gulf Coast, and rising sea levels that threaten major cities and small communities.
Our expertise makes the Netherlands the United States’ go-to partner for water management solutions as we help prepare both our countries’ economies and citizens for short- and long-term challenges.
Resources for the Future: Managing Extreme Events in Our Rivers and Coastal Areas:
Reflections on the Dutch Approach