Dutch flooding experts in Charleston to discuss solutions

Flooding, Morrison Drive, Charleston, 2018 (WCIV)

Flood experts from across the nation and the world are expected in Charleston Wednesday.

It's part of the Dutch Dialogues project, during which city leaders will meet to gather input from international flood experts from both the U.S. and the Netherlands to develop and design solutions for several major flooding challenges facing the city of Charleston.

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg will meet with flood experts in West Ashley at noon Wednesday to kick off the Dutch Dialogues Charleston project.

It's expected to continue through the summer of 2019, per a release from city officials.

The project will focus on four flood-prone areas of Charleston. They include the Lockwood Corridor and Medical District, Vardell's and New Market Creek, Johns Island, and Church Creek.

City officials say Dutch Dialogues will actively engage community, business, civic and political leaders during the project.

A release from city officials says Dutch Dialogues Charleston will be directed and coordinated by Waggonner & Ball Architecture/Environment,

The Water Institute of the Gulf and the Royal Netherlands Embassy, Washington, DC, alongside key Charleston-region partners from January through late-summer 2019.

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