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The Water Ambassador program has brought 220 students from 48 countries to Florida to learn about the Everglades. This year 26 graduate students from 15 countries landed in West Palm Beach to learn about Florida’s water management practices, lessons learned, and solutions as part of the UNESCO-IHE Florida Program. The Water Ambassadors take what they learn back to their home countries and create solutions for water problems, and local Florida communities build lasting relationships and tremendous good will.
Florida Earth Foundation funds the students once they get to the US with the help of donations. All funds go to the program’s costs in developing and executing the UNESCO-IHE Florida Program. Take action and help create a safe water future.
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Mark your calendars for May 9-13, 2016, and join us for a professional development program in the Netherlands focused on sea-level rise adaptation and resilience.
Visit the world’s most advanced water infrastructure and management sites and connect with the engineers, administrators and operators responsible for their creation. The Dutch have been working on water challenges for more than 1,000 years, and recently the focus has shifted to climate adaptation and resilience. Explore this shifting mindset, network with other professionals interested in water, and foster solutions that can be brought back and applied to your career.
Each year Florida Earth takes a group of professionals in the water field or interested in learning more about water governance, policy and management techniques. The group visits the Maeslant Barrier, the largest moving structure in the world; Kinderdijk, famous for its windmills; Futureland, the land-creation project; and UNESCO-IHE, the Institute for Water education.
"I went primarily to network with other professionals working with water, but I found the content to be really valuable to my career,” said Jack Hampson, vice president at Atkins Global.
The program is offered to all sectors and all fields for people interested in furthering their water governance and management knowledge. Florida Earth can also create a customized trip based on this seasoned model for specific organizations.
"Not only have I met experts that I can work with and call on when needed, but I've gained new perspective," said Meg Whitmer, a landscape architect and 2015 participant, "the Dutch are incredibly innovative and persistent."
To reserve your spot, visit www.floridaearth.org/usncpro2016 or call the Florida Earth Office at (561) 281-5081. Group size is limited so reserve your spot today.