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“PIRE was an incredible experience that introduced us to Dutch flood mitigation techniques and policies and how they might be applied to Texas. Seeing the Maeslant barrier up close displayed the magnitude of structures needed to protect coastal ports from surge events. Inland, the City of Kampen’s inflatable river barrier and volunteer-deployed modular barrier show how riverine communities can adapt to climate change. Urban projects like the Benthemplein in Rotterdam provide examples of how flood infrastructure can provide multifunctional value. Aside from site visits, meeting with professors at TU-Delft provided us with great insights in research and best practices.”

- Mia Peeples, MS Student

- True Furrh, PhD Student

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