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Edgar Westerhof

Edgar Westerhof

National Director for Flood Risk and Resiliency for North America at Arcadis - United States of America

Bio

Edgar Westerhof is Arcadis’ National Director for Flood Risk and Resiliency for North America. Edgar is a water consultant with over 20 years of experience in urban water management. Edgar was leading the Arcadis participation in the international HUD Rebuild by Design competition, including the winning BIG U plan for the protection of Lower Manhattan. He functions as the climate change adaptation specialist regarding coastal and urban water management strategies and plays a key role in the identification and implementation of our local and international flood proofing expertise. He was the Rockefeller Foundation 100RC participation lead for the US and has given master classes on climate adaptation at UPenn, Yale University, Harvard, and Columbia. Most recently he joined ASCE Foundation to co‐lead the international Climate Adaptation Working Group, in collaboration with ICSE and ICE. Edgar is the contributing author and technical editor of the book Blue Dunes (Columbia) and Adapting Cities to Sea Level Rise (Island Press).