Florida Earth Council

Comparative Water Law Course - St. Thomas University Team

Agenda May 21-24th, 2012

5:30pm Sunday, May 20th check into dorms. Meet with Prof Light and Stan Bronson in front of the Nieuwe Kerk (new church) downtown at 5:30 pm to get the key for the dorms and they'll take you to the dorms. Address dorms tba

Monday, May 21st
Location: UNESCO-IHE. Please bring your ID with you, you'll need it for Rijkswaterstaat.Coordination: LECTURES
8:45am-12noon am Classes start at UNESCO-IHE
Period 1: Lecture 1.1 The South Florida Region and Its Water Management System
(Dr. Redfield and Mr. Bronson).
Lecture 1.2 A History of Water Management in South Florida: From Nature to a Managed System(Dr. Redfield)
Lecture 1.3 Legal Concepts and Cases on the Everglades (Dr. Light)
Period 2: Lecture 2.1 Agriculture and Urbanization in South Florida; Challenges for Water Supply, Flood Control and the Environment (Mr. Bronson)
Lecture 2.2 Ecosystem Restoration for the Kissimmee River and Lake Okeechobee (Dr. Redfield)

12noon-12:55 pm Lunch at UNESCO-IHE (canteen opens at 12:15pm)
1:00pm Departure for Rijkswaterstaat
Location: The Hague, Rijkswaterstaat -you need to bring your passport/id with you
2:00pm-5:00pm Arrival Rijkswaterstaat : Koningskade 4, The Hague. Meet with speaker at Reception.
Presentation by Mr. Eric Boessenkool, General introduction on RijkswaterstaatEuropean Policies on Transboundary Water Management, and European Law in Dutch Practice by Jitske Brommet.
5pm Departure for Delft, Dinner on your own

Tuesday, May 22nd
Location: UNESCO-IHE, LECTURES. Coordination: Dr. Schalk-Jan van Andel
8:45am-12:00 Lectures at UNESCO-IHE
Period 3: Lecture 3.1 Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, Project Successes and Planning Efforts (Mr. Bronson)
Lecture 3.2 Florida’ Everglades Forever Act: Initial Steps Toward Water Quality and Ecosystem Restoration. (Dr. Redfield and Dr. Goforth)
Period 4: Lecture 4.1 Integrated Modeling: An Engineering Perspective (Dr. Goforth). Lecture 4.2 was not presented anymore.
Lecture 4.3 Concluding Thoughts and Open Discussion: Topics of interest in environmental management, model applications, governmental roles and legal issues (All lecturers and open participation of all students).
12:10-1:00 pm Lunch UNESCO-IHE
1:00pm Departure for DELTARES: walk (15 minutes) to the bus station at the backside of the Railway station. Bus 40 (direction towards Rotterdam) to Deltares (Rotterdamse weg 185, Delft).
2:00pm Arrival at Deltares
2:15 - 2:30 pm Welcome & coffee and tea
2:30 - 2:45 pm Introduction to Deltares, by Eric Huyskes, Senior Consultant
2:45 - 3:10 pm Water Management & Flood Management in the Netherlands, by Eric Huyskes, Klaas Groen
3:10 - 3:35 pm Coastal Zone Management, by Dr. Joost Stronkhorst, Senior Consultant
3:35 - 4:00 pm Climate Change & Adaptation - Tipping Point Analyses, by Karin Stone, Sr Consultant
4:00 - 4:30 pm Tour of the facilities, by Astrid van Bragt, Senior Officer at Communications
4:30pm Departure by bus 40 for Delft, with bus, Dinner on your own.

Wednesday, May 23rd
Location: Kinderdijk,Port of Rotterdam.
8:05am Departure from UNESCO-IHE, walk to back of trainstation. ZDS bus will be waiting.
8:20am Departure with ZDS BUS to Kinderdijk (Delft to Kinderdijk about 1 hour)
9:25m Arrival Kinderdijk, buy tickets
9:30am-9:45am Short movie in gemaal
9:45am-10:00am Walk to windmill
10:00am-10:30am Tour by Bjorn inside the windmill
10:30am Departure from Kinderdijk
Drive through the Port of Rotterdam. (no stops)
11:45am Arrival Maasvlakte 2
12noon-1:00pm Guided tour Museum Futureland (1 hour) Maasvlakte 2
1:00pm-2:00pm Lunch at Futureland
2:00pm-3:00pm Travel from Furtureland to Rotterdam Maeslantbarrier
3:00pm Arrival Maeslantbarrier
3:00pm-4:30pm Introduction film, then a guided tour by Peter Copper at the information center of the Keringhuis in Hoek van Holland. Explanation in the exposition room about flood risk management in the Netherlands, from the 1953 flood disaster to the Delta works and the latest developments. After that a visit to the storm surge barrier "Measlandkering" .
4:30pm Departure for Delft (Keringshuis Delft is 30 min)
Short stop by the Groin Sea Defenses on the way to Delft. (15 min)
5:30pm Arrival Delft, at back of trainstation. Dinner on your own

Thursday, May 24th
Location: Zeeland Province , BUS ZDS
8:15 Departure from UNESCO-IHE
8:30am ARRIVAL AT BACK OF STAINSTATION. BUS FROM ZDS WILL PICK US UP.
10:00 Arrival Watersnood Museum Flood Disaster Museum (Watersnoodmuseum-Weg van de Buitenlandse Pers 5, 4305 RJ Ouwerkerk p: 0111-644-382)
10:00-12noon Introduction on 1953 flood and the history of the Delta Coastal Defense works. Corrie Vijverberg. Introduction and guide.
12:10 Departure for Neeltje Jans (museum to Neeltje about 40 minutes)
1:00PM Arrive at Neeltje Jans p: +31-111-655-655
1:00pm-2:00 pm Lunch at Neeltje Jans (Faelweg 5, Vrouwenpolder -open 10:00-17:30)
2:00pm-3:00 pm Illustration of the DeltaProject in general and the Eastern Scheldeproject in particular. Showing of the fillm "Delta Finale" and opportunity to ask questions.
3:00pm-4:00 pm Guided tour of the Storm Surge Barrier.
4:15pm Departure for Delft
6.00 pm Arrival Delft, bus drop off at back of trainstation
6.30 pm Dinner at Billy Beer, Beestenmarkt 26, Delft 015-212-6390

The program officially ends today.
Check-out of the dorms is tomorrow, Friday May 25.

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