Transatlantic Solutions to Sea Level Rise Adaptation:
Moving Beyond the Threat

October 30-31, 2013; Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

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Karel Heynert
The Netherlands

Karel Heynert is a flood management specialist at Deltares in The Netherlands with a degree in Civil Engineering from Delft University of Technology. Both as project leader and specialist he has participated in research and specialist advice projects focusing on water resources assessment, flood risk assessment and management, flood forecasting and early warning, and the conceptual design of complex water management systems. He worked on in The Netherlands and overseas. His work in the United States includes the definition and initial implementation phases of the Community Hydrologic Prediction System (CHPS) — the national river forecast system that is based on Delft FEWS ( — for the National Weather Service in the period 2006-09. Since 2008, Karel Heynert has on behalf of Deltares been responsible for the Flood Control 2015 research programme on operational flood risk management (