Netherlands, The Hague

Flood protection: the Dutch Blueprint

when 18 July 2016 - 29 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
fee EUR 899

Final enrolment deadline: 1st of June

This module is developed by the Dutch Flood Protection Programme, a collaboration between the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (Rijkswaterstaat) and the regional water authorities.

The World Economic Forum says that water is "the greatest threat to the world" when it comes to flood risk and the lack of drinking water. With climate change, rainfall is more frequent and increasingly intense and sea levels are rising more than expected.

Without its pioneering and state of the art flood protection methods, the Netherlands would not exist. To maintain our low-lying country, the government agreed on stricter safety standards for our dikes. In the next decade, at least 1,100 kms of dikes need to be reinforced, managed by the Dutch Flood Protection Programme.

During this elective module, students will get close insight into the Dutch water management. We will look at history, contemporary flood protection measures and the future.

We will address the following important points:
The climate scenarios steering the Dutch flood protection methods
How to apply the Dutch approach to a global solution
How to collaborate with stakeholders like NGOs, governments and citizens
How to turn NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) into PIMBY (Please In My Back Yard)


Students will also participate in the general module: Change & Innovation in the Public and Private Sectors.

Course leader

Dutch Flood Protection Programme

Target group

The program is open to anyone who has completed their high school diploma (or equivalent) and has completed at least their first year bachelor degree level education. Applicants whose native tongue is not English, should have a good knowledge of the English language (Level B2 or higher). The Hague Summer School reserves the right to determine if applicants English language level is appropriate.

Course aim

The objectives of the course are:
Develop the ability to take actions, and daring to take risks in order to create ‘out of the box’ and innovative solutions in flood protection for various regions in the world.
Create ability to recognize and evaluate trends and patterns in contemporary flood protection methods. Students become aware of recent developments in specific water management areas, eg ‘building with nature’.
Recognize trends and consequences that rising see levels could have for vision and international policymaking.
Learn methodology ‘to (re) build by design’ and apply it to a real life situation.
Recognise wicked problems and find ways to overcome them.
Develop and build upon relations with students from various educational backgrounds and nationalities.

Credits info

4 ECTS
The Hague Summer School are assigned ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). The amount of credits for each course depends on whether you choose the two or four week program. The two week program is worth 4 ECTS. It consists of a general module worth 1 ECTS and an elective module worth 3 ECTS. The four week program is worth 8 ECTS. It contains two general modules worth 2 ECTS and two elective modules worth 6 ECTS. Detailed program descriptions and outlines will be provided to the students to facilitate the credit transfer.

Fee info

EUR 899: The two week program of The Hague Summer School has a tuition fee of 899 Euro. However the 2 week course costs € 1.499,- for the full package, this includes the tuition fee, individual housing in the Student Hotel next to the University, and in-program as well as social activities & lunch. You will visit several organizations and companies in the region of The Hague. It is mandatory to use the full package. Discounts apply to students from partner Universities.
EUR 2998: Four week program of The Hague Summer has a tuition feel of 1798 Euro. However the 4 week course costs € 2.998,- for the full package, this includes tuition fee , individual housing in the Student Hotel next to the University, and in-programme as well as social activities & lunch. You will visit several organizations and companies in the region of The Hague. It is mandatory to use the full package. Discounts apply to students from partner universities.

Scholarships

From students from partner universities some discounts apply.

Nederlandse studenten kunnen meedoen aan een essay wedstrijd uitgeschreven door De Ingenieur, RWS en de Haagse Hogeschool en deelname aan deze module winnen. Voor meer informatie stuur een e