ARCADIS water expert to participate in YCEI discussion on global water extremes

ARCADIS announced Piet Dircke will participate in a panel discussion at YCEI's "Water: The Looming Crisis" on Friday, April 5 at 10:30 a.m.

HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO, April 3, 2013 -- ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, announced Piet Dircke, global program director for water management, will participate in a panel discussion at the Fourth YCEI Annual Conference, "Water: The Looming Crisis" on Friday, April 5 at 10:30 a.m.

The panel, entitled "Anticipating and Adapting to Water Extremes Today," will discuss impacts to climate change that may result from shifts in regional and global water patterns and how the outcomes may require us to think differently about how we deal with water in a warmer world.

Dircke is considered a leading global expert in flood protection and climate adaptation for coastal and delta cities. Prior to and after superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast, he has been involved in knowledge exchange projects on climate change adaptation, flood protection and waterfront development in New York. He is currently participating in or leading a number of post-Sandy damage assessments and recovery plans and is active in the development of urban flood protection systems for Lower Manhattan.

YCEI’s fourth annual conference will be held in New Haven, Conn. on April 4 and 5 in Burke Auditorium.

For more information, please contact Debra Havins of ARCADIS at 303-471-3485 or


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