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Posted on: May 5, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Newmarket Creek watershed will be focus of Norfolk meeting

May 5, 2015 - Hampton’s Newmarket Creek Watershed will be the focus of a special meeting in Norfolk this summer that pairs Dutch urban designers, engineers and other experts with their American counterparts to explore creative solutions to flood risks.

The upcoming “Dutch Dialogues” – first held in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina - is considered a turning point for both Hampton and the region.

The name reflects The Netherlands’ history and experience as a low-lying country with an elaborate flood protection system. A combined Hampton/Newport News project, including the watershed, is one of two that will be studied June 19-24. Norfolk’s Tidewater District is the second.

Participants will include private stakeholders, regional experts and the public.

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