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From 18 October until 6 November, Australia was represented in the Netherlands by four young water ambassadors: Ashlee Clarke, Ray Laine, Tracey Lloyd and Tom Perfrement (picture left-to-right).

As winners of this year's Australia-Netherlands Water Challenge they were invited to the Netherlands to further develop their Resilience Index and CoastalEngage concepts - which they presented earlier this year at the FMA National Conference in Brisbane - and to learn more about how the Dutch "live with water".


The program was packed with project assignments, expert meetings, company visits, field trips, social activities and, during their last week, participation in the Young Professionals Program of the Amsterdam International Water Week (2-5 Nov).

The outcomes of the projects have been very well received by their mentors from Deltares, Waternet and Royal HaskoningDHV, as well as other stakeholders such as the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & the Environment and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.

On the 12th of November, the teams will be presenting their work to floodplain management experts during a New South Wales-Netherlands Water Collaboration event, hosted by the Netherlands Consulate-General in Sydney.

To see the full story in pictures go to www.facebook.com/hollandwaterchallenge

China - 1st Edition
China
China - 1st Edition
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Singapore - 1st Edition
Singapore
Singapore - 1st Edition
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Australia - 1st Edition
Australia
Australia - 1st Edition
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China - 2nd Edition
China
China - 2nd Edition
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Singapore - 2nd Edition
Singapore
Singapore - 2nd Edition
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Australia - 2nd Edition
Australia
Australia - 2nd Edition
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Indonesia - 1st Edition
Indonesia
Indonesia - 1st Edition
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Singapore - 3rd Edition
Singapore
Singapore - 3rd Edition
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Australia - 3rd Edition
Australia
Australia - 3rd Edition
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Myanmar - 1st Edition
Myanmar
Myanmar - 1st Edition
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Indonesia - 2nd Edition
Indonesia
Indonesia - 2nd Edition
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Myanmar - 2nd Edition
Myanmar
Myanmar - 2nd Edition
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Myanmar - 2nd Edition
Myanmar
Myanmar - 2nd Edition
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