David Waggonner, Principal Architect at Waggonner and Ball Architects in New Orleans, developed a city water plan after collaborating with Dutch Engineers and Designers
Tracy Metz, Author of ‘Sweet and Salt: Water and the Dutch’
Edi Karni, PhD Scott and Barbara Black professor of Economics, Johns Hopkins University. “My research focuses on the study of individual decision making under uncertainty, the foundations of Bayesian decision making, the representation of beliefs by subjective probabilities, mechanism designs and incentive contracts, and the ethical meaning of utilitarianism.”
Koen Olthius, Principal Architect at Waterstudio.NL. Koen designs floating buildings and has larger city-scale ideas for a more watery world. In 2007 he was chosen as no. 122 on Time Magazine’s list of most influential people in the world due to the increasing worldwide interest in water developments. In addition, the French magazine, Terra Eco, choose him in 2011 as one of 100 green persons that will change the world.
Jos Besteman, director of legal affairs for the Hollands Noorderkwatier Hoogheemraadschap, one of twenty-five water boards in the Netherlands. A Water Board is a public office in charge of preventing floods, keeping the land dry, and treating wastewater. If your affair falls under any context of ‘water management,’ then water board is in charge.
Pier Vellinga, Dutch expert on the impacts of climate change. Investor in climate change research
Han Meyer, Professor of Urban Design at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. His expertise is on urbanism in port cities and what he has coined as ‘Delta-urbanism,’ considering integrated approach of urban planning and design, hydraulic engineering and port development in delta-areas.