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High water protection

The 23 water boards of the Netherlands together manage all water issues in their region, both qualitative and quantitative. As part of their work they will have to reinforce over 400 miles of dikes and barriers, both along the coast and the main rivers. This huge task calls for careful dialogue with many interests of citizens, governments, companies, farmers and nature lovers. WesselinkVanZijst won the training and coaching contract for two consecutive periods since November 2013. We provide training at several levels, using both Mutual Gains and Strategic Stakeholder Engagement theory and practice. The training includes a simulation case, developed in-house to train the new skills in a very realistic environment. WesselinkVanZijst regularly organizes come-back events to work with alumni on their individual and collective practical problems.