It was an honor to meet HRH Queen Maxima of the Netherlands in Houston. During the workshop, which was attended by American and Dutch key-experts on climate change and coastal protection, we discussed future projects and developments. One of those is the Galveston Sea Wall, a concept we worked on in the past decade with Texas A&M, TUDelft, RHDHV and IV-infra and will be further developed.
Defacto emphasized the importance of integrated climate adaptation projects. Although many already speak of integrated design as if it were common practice, we know how important it is to secure multi-disciplinary in every step of the design process from tender to realization. Many thanks for the outstanding organization by the Dutch Embassy and Consulate, Ministry of Foreign affairs, VNO-NCW, USACE and the City of Houston!