Register now for this symposium and find out all about the history and future of shipping channels.


How can we shape future growth and development in the light of climate adaptation, energy transition and urbanisation? And how can this development contribute to improving the quality of life and natural value in coastal regions? This will be addressed at the international symposium 150 years New Waterway, held from 13-15 October in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Representatives of IADC and IADC-member Van Oord will participate in a panel discussion on 14 October.


The symposium is part of a series of events in Rotterdam, celebrating the 150th birthday of the New Waterway, the intervention engineer Pieter Caland realised 150 years ago. His quest to transform delta into a shipping channel led to digging a waterway through the dunes of Hoek van Holland. As a result, Rotterdam has grown into a modern delta metropolis that is connected to Europe and the rest of the world. That was 150 years ago. Now there are new challenges. Challenges that will be tackled during the three-day symposium on the history and future of the New Waterway. For more information about the programme, logistics and how to register, click on the button below.


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photo credits: ss Rotterdam by WestCord

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