The Dutch Dialogues Virginia brought a wide variety of experts on urban water management – from engineers to planners – to meet with their counterparts in Hampton Roads to discuss ideas and solutions for the future in June 2105.
Since then, Hampton has engaged Waggoner & Ball Architects to help gather data and develop an integrated approach, based on the Dutch approach to life at sea level. Rather than look at flooding alone, the Dutch Dialogues help us integrate flood risk mitigation, engineering, urban design, environmental restoration, community amenities, and economic development.
Hampton began community meetings in April 2017 to look at specific areas of the city and discuss flooding concerns. Data gathering will continue, and then we will begin to consider some options for the future.