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Press release - Grontmij to create extensive flood risk management plans for Poland

July 9, 2014

De Bilt, 10 July 2014 - Grontmij, a listed consulting & engineering company with a strong European presence, has been appointed by the Polish National Water Management Authority (NWMA) to prepare comprehensive flood risk management plans, in a consortium with the Polish Institute of Meteorology & Water Management, DHI Group and Arcadis. The plans will cover the whole of Poland and at least 15,000 km of the country's rivers. For Grontmij, this assignment is worth € 2.2 million. River flooding is the most destructive natural hazard in the Baltic Sea Basin in general and in Poland in particular. Flood risk management and flood resilience became major issues following the dramatic floods in Poland in 1997 and 2010, when dozens of people were killed. The NWMA now intends to reduce the potential negative impact on human life and health, the environment, the nation's cultural heritage and economic activity and has appointed a consortium of Grontmij, the Polish Institute of Meteorology & Water Management and the Polish branches of the DHI Group and Arcadis to draft extensive plans over the coming 1,5 year for a total fee of € 10 million. The plans will cover the whole of Poland and at least 15,000 km of the country's rivers. The NWMA will use the flood risk management plans to improve the flood protection level. Grontmij will advise on the definition of flood risk management goals and flood hazard and will  conduct risk assessments, to create the ultimate flood management plans for the river basins. Leading experts in water As one of the leading European water experts, Grontmij has unique capabilities to service the full water value chain; from flood protection to improving the quality of drinking water. The consulting & engineering company brings specialist knowledge from its water centers of expertise, tailored to the local market and client needs. According to Grontmij's Country Managing Director in Poland, Maciej Chrzanowski: 'We are delighted to be appointed for such a comprehensive and important project, unique in its scale and complexity in our country. It's further proof of our strong business position in Poland.' View also the press release on our website. < Ends > For more information please contact Grontmij N.V., Karin Groendijk, Group Communications Manager, T +31 888 11 52 45 www.grontmij.comwww.twitter.com/grontmijgroup Note to editors Grontmij is a leading European company in the Consulting & Engineering industry with world-class expertise in the fields of energy, highways & roads, light rail, sustainable buildings and water. Our leading principle is Sustainability by Design. This enables our professionals to support clients in developing the built and natural environment. Established in 1915, Grontmij is listed on the NYSE Euronext stock exchange. Grontmij to create extensive flood risk management plans for Poland: http://hugin.info/143540/R/1816196/630062.pdf This announcement is distributed by GlobeNewswire on behalf of GlobeNewswire clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: GRONTMIJ N.V. via GlobeNewswire [HUG#1816196]


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