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Henk Ovink and the Netherlands advocate multi-function approaches to storm and flood mitigation--a world class rowing facility doubles as a flood reservoir; a basketball court can hold almost 450K gallons of rainwater; man-made dunes on a beach house a parking garage.

Henk Ovink has an unusual role: water ambassador. Appointed by the Netherlands, he travels the world advising vulnerable places, including the U.S., on how to invest in flood prevention before storms hit. One such “Dutch solution” in Rotterdam cost over $500 million in 1997.

With the recovery from Hurricane Florence underway, 60 Minutes examines how Henk Ovink and the Netherlands have revolutionized flood prevention techniques, Sunday.

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