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Water management and flood protection. Connecting and protecting delta’s. Piet Dircke, Program Director, GKN Water ARCADIS. Imagine the result. Contents. ARCADIS Global Knowledge Network Water Water Management and flood control in Europe Netherlands European Union France

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Water management and flood protection
Water management and flood protection

  • Connecting and protecting delta’s

  • Piet Dircke, Program Director, GKN Water ARCADIS

Imagine the result


  • ARCADIS Global Knowledge Network Water

  • Water Management and flood control in Europe

  • Netherlands

  • European Union

  • France

  • Water management and flood control in the USA & Latin America

  • Brazil

  • New Orleans

  • California

  • Florida

  • New York

Gkn water knowledge exchange




GKN water knowledge exchange

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