H209 forum

Meeting or Conference
Henry Hudson 500 Foundation
Other organizer:
Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (MWA); Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP); Regional Plan Association (RPA)
09-10 Sep 2013
United States of America (New York)
South Street Seaport


'Water challenges for coastal cities: From Dutch Delta to New York Harbor' is the main theme of H209 Forum, with three subthemes:

  • Adaptation to climate change for delta's in the decades to come, or how to keep NY and NJ safe and resilient

  • The economics and governance of water

  • Innovative water technology


Day 1, September 9:

Plenary day in downtown Manhattan: a lively and hands-on journey along cutting edge techniques to defend New York (City) and New Jersey from future storms. Delegates can expect spirited speakers and innovations and solutions from both sides of the Atlantic. Also newsflashes on five governmental Post-Sandy plans and an ‘out-of-the-box session' on the culture of water. 

Day 2, September 10:

Shirt Sleeve Sessions on various locations in NY and NJ. Shirt Sleeve Sessions are smaller, focused, more intensive discussions or workshops for experts on specific topics of interest:  audiences will be no bigger than 20 per session, to lead to a dynamic exchange of ideas.  The goal is to develop a plan of action with milestones in workshops which will last  4 to 6 hours. 

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Event fee

US regular 1-day entry: $500, US regular 2-day entry: $995, US non-profit and governmental 1-day entry: $195, US non-profit and governmental 2-day entry: $295, Netherlands 2-day entry: € 995

What is included in the event fee

Registration includes:

  • Entrance to H209 on September 9 and/or September 10

  • Breakfast, coffee/tea, lunch, cocktails, snacks on September 9.

  • Coffee/tea and lunch on September 10

  • Multimedia report on the conference and its conclusions.

  • Participation in a Shirt Sleeve Session on day 2, September 10, is on first come first serve basis only

Target audience

Corporations, entrepreneurs, NGOs, policy-makers, engineers, academics, architects, and other interested individuals in: water management, engineering, information technology, finance involved with infrastructure investment, water policy, waterfront development, water transport, architecture and design, urban planning, alternative energy, risk management, government agencies, environmental nonprofits.

How to register

To register from USA, click here.

To register from the Netherlands, please send an email to the event coordinator stating the number and level of tickets.


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