Dutch leaders discuss flooding mitigation in the Lowcountry

Charleston County News

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Dutch are back in town to share solutions to flood problems.

On Wednesday, leading experts from the Netherlands, city employees, and engineers from across the country gathered to discuss plans to mitigate flooding in the Lowcountry.

The gathering was part of a three-day idea sharing seminar ahead of the city’s five-day workshop in July.

The Netherlands has long dealt with flooding and is now sharing their solutions with the City of Charleston.                             

While they focus on four areas of the Lowcountry that is prone to flooding, Mayor John Tecklenburg said this is a learning opportunity.

“We learn from each other, but they have been a leader in this world on dealing with flooding and draining. We are not just honored; we are tickled that they are here – along with experts in the United States – to bring the very best minds on this issue here in Charleston,” said Tecklenburg.

That seminar will wrap up Thursday.

Participants will review and share some of their findings at 5:30 Thursday afternoon.

They will also be announcing the next steps for the project including details on the weeklong event in July.

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