The Coastal Flood Risk Reduction Program: five years of student exchanges between the Netherlands and Texas 


 March 2018 | Location: Texas


 

The Coastal Flood Risk Reduction Program is an American-Dutch partnership for research and education that was started in 2012 and then formalized in 2014 thanks to a major grant from the National Science Foundation. University students from Texas and the Netherlands take advantage of our similar topography and learn how each culture approaches the challenges that come with living on the coast.

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April 19, 2018

Texas General Land Office releases plan for $5 billion in disaster relief 


April 10, 2018 | Originally posted by The Texas Tribune, Cat Cardenas


The city of Houston is set to receive a little over $1 billion in federal block grants for Harvey recovery, according to the Texas General Land Office's newly released disaster relief action plan. 

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April 13, 2018

Ambassador Henne Schuwer visits Texas 

Learning from Texas and spreading Dutch knowledge

 March 2018 | Location: Texas


 

 

Our ambassador Henne Schuwer came to Texas as well to check out the Dutch presence at SXSW and to discuss how the Netherlands can help in future water management with hopes of avoiding another flood like Harvey and to learn from Houston how to recover from disasters.

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April 02, 2018

South by Southwest 2018 

Creativity and Innovation in the Heart of Texas

March  2018 | Location: Austin


 


Another successful SXSW in the books! Click the link to read more and watch video of the event!

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April 02, 2018

Medical fact finding mission 

learning and finding opportunity!

 Spring 2018 | Location: Houston 


Our partners, Pieter Post and Mieke Flierhuis, from Task Force Health Care came on a fact-finding mission alongside us to learn the ins and outs of the life science and health sector in Texas. We met with various leaders from all facets of the industry.

 

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April 02, 2018

Houston Dynamo 

Get to know and love them!

 Season 2018 | Location: Houston 


The teams from the Houston Dynamo and Dash have been very successful. At our New Year's Reception (15th January, 2018) Chris Canetti, President of the Houston Dynamo, made a wonderful contribution.

The Dynamo team had a successful 2017 campaign that included a run to the Western Conference Championship. Season 2018 will be their 13th season. Under second year coach, Wilmer Cabrera, the club looks to build off of last year’s success.

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February 27, 2018 Categories: Sports

The Dutch class action system 

Some practical insights

Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Location: NBSO 


Albert Knigge, Houthoff Buruma

Together with Houthoff the NBSO organized a luncheon about the practical insights on the Dutch class action system and its implications for class action suits in the United States.

In post-Harvey Houston we witness that class action litigation poses increased risks and challenges for American and international businesses. Albert Knigge, who heads the Houthoff practice group, is specialized in defense litigation in class actions and he will discuss the threats and opportunities of the Dutch class action system.

 

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December 20, 2017 Categories: Legal

The Harvey aftermath 

Where do we go from here?

December 6, 2017 | Originally posted by Houston Chronical, David Hunn and Ryan Handy


After Harvey left the Houston region flooded with water, the big questions came: What can we do to reduce damage from future floods? How can we protect the area?

The Houston Chronicle discussed options in a public forum, visited by more than 500 people who are somehow involved. During this seminar a lot of options were suggested. The two most important points made were:

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December 17, 2017 Categories: Water