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Waggonner & Ball, with Dutch partners, in Smithsonian Magazine

From New Orleans to Norfolk, Houston to Charleston, our long partnership with Dutch designers and engineers has led to new approaches to turn flood risk into urban opportunity. Our partnership was recently profiled in Smithsonian Magazine:

Waggonner says understanding the local hydrology and then letting design, not public policy, drive the process was a new way of looking at the city’s problems. “The benefit for us was that over the period of time of getting the Dutch Dialogues going, we found people with similar minds but who had different skills, people who know something that you don’t,” he adds.

Cities Around the Globe are Eagerly Importing a Dutch Specialty: Flood Protection

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Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan, 2013