In 1609, Captain Henry Hudson arrived in New York Harbor and discovered the majesty of the Hudson River. Four hundred and four years later, on September 9 and 10, 2013, the H209 Forum will commemorate this pioneering voyage by exploring the water challenges of the 21st century. Venue is South Street Seaport in New York City.
H209 Forum is organized by the Henry Hudson 500 foundation
in partnership with:
Water Challenges for Coastal Cities is the main theme of H209 Forum, with three subthemes:
- Adaptation to Climate Change for Delta's in the decades to come, or how to keep NY and NJ safe and dry
- The Economics and Governance of water
- Water Technology
A steering committee with leaders from various disciplines in the world of water will further develop this program; final program is published mid-June 2013, with a list of the high-profile speakers. Follow this website for updates.
Day 1, September 9, is a day of learning, listening and discussing the latest developments in the world of water through lively plenary sessions and discussions. Location is South Street Seaport (NY), close to where Henry Hudson first dropped anchor in 1609.
Bridgewaters, located at the South Street Seaport, is the venue of H209 Forum in 2013
Day 2, September 10, will be used for Shirt Sleeve Sessions in different waterplants and -locations in NY and NJ. Includes technical visits to various New York and New Jersey's water related works and institutions (for example a wastewater plant, NY Harbor, or a waterfront location in Brooklyn or New Jersey, etc.).