Global consultancy firm Arcadis won contracts in Poland for making two strategic flood risk management plans. One project concerns the Tuga river and the other the polder areas of the Zulawy delta, between Gdansk and Elblag.

The projects are the first tenders by Polish water authorities related to the Floods directive of the European Union that entered into force in 2007. This directive requires all Member States to assess the danger of floods and to draw up risk maps and management plans.

Both projects will be conducted by joint Dutch and Polish teams of Arcadis

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Poland is currently leading in Central Europe in compliancy with this directive.

Similar tenders are expected in other Central and Eastern European countries as well.

The first Polish tenders for making these strategic flood risk management plans are now won by Arcadis. According to the consultancy firm this strengthened its position in the growing market of Central European flood management.

Global expertise, local presence
Director Frank Goossensen, Arcadis Water Division, responsible for Europe: "This project shows the international competitiveness of the Dutch water sector. Many years of experience in the Netherlands with dyke reinforcement and room for the river, is now paying off on an international scale. Also the earlier works of Arcadis in New Orleans and our current activities in New York are good examples of the breadth and depth of our expertise in this field. It illustrates the power of global expertise combined with local presence".

This news item was originally published on the website of Arcadis Nederland (Dutch only).

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