The concept of the Sustainable Delta is an initiative by Meiny Prins. She wants it to inspire people and show them that, as a country, we can create a new business model with which we can help to establish sustainable societies in metropolitan areas throughout the world.
The initiative behind this website arose from her speech to MVO Nederland in January. Check out this video of Meiny’s vision.
The Netherlands as a Sustainable Urban Delta – “Proven Model for Future Growth during the Netherlands’ Presidency of the OECD 2015, Paris”.
The last column in “Het Financieele Dagblad”, “Pension funds, invest in the Netherlands!”, was published on the 1th of October 2016.
Meiny her twelfth column in “Het Financieele Dagblad”, “Outcome a foregone conclusion in battle between money and happiness”, was published on the 16th of August 2016.
Meiny her eleventh column was published on the 9th of July 2016. The column is titled: “Europe? Let’s put our own house in order first”.
“Ben van Beurden’s strange choice” is the title of Meiny her tenth column. The column was published on the 11th of June 2016 in “Het Financieele Dagblad”.
Meiny writes a column once every four weeks for “Het Financieele Dagblad” (financial newspaper). Her ninth column was published on the 14th of May 2016. The column is titled: “Dubious business models”.
Meiny her eight column was published on the 16th of April 2016 in “Het Financieele Dagblad”. The column is titled: “We keep absurd systems alive”.
Meiny her seventh column, published on the 19th of March 2016, is titled: “Stop procurement pain and allow officials to make mistakes”.
Meiny was asked to write a column once every four weeks for “Het Financieele Dagblad” (financial newspaper). Her sixth column was published on 20th of February 2016. The column is titled: “The Netherlands, the old people’s home of the world!”.
“Stimulate innovations and not the old economy” is the title of the fifth column of Meiny. The column was published on the 23th of January 2016.
Meiny was asked to write a column once in the four weeks for “Het Financieele Dagblad” (financial newspaper). Her fourth column was published on 23th of December 2015. The column is titled: “Are we quitting subsidies as well, after Paris?”
Meiny was asked to write a column once in the four weeks for “Het Financieele Dagblad” (financial newspaper). Her third column was published on 27th of November 2015. The column is titled: “Government be our first customer!”
Meiny her column from the 31st of October 2015 is titled: ‘Business as usual’ and ‘let’s see what happens’
King Willem-Alexander and his Secretary Dijksma are at the signing of the “Sino-Dutch Agricultural Science Park ‘project between Dutch and Chinese partners in model greenhouse NERCPA. The greenhouse, built by Dutch example, is used as a demonstration greenhouse in order to promote knowledge and use of sustainable technologies. “Meiny signs the contract”.
Dutch companies, knowledge institutions and government have developed an integrated sustainable strategy for Green Dragon Lake, a city part of Beijing. This plan has been presented during a state visit to the Dutch king Willem-Alexander and queen Máxima, and representatives of the Chinese government. “More information can be found here.”
Meiny was asked to write a column once in the four weeks for “Het Financieele Dagblad” (financial newspaper). Her first column was published on the 3rd of October 2015. The column is titled: “The Netherlands.. actually the greenest city in the world”
Holland Branding promoted the Sustainable Urban Delta vision at the Presidency of the OECD 2015, Paris. A small promotion video is compiled in collaboration with Meiny Prins and Henk Ovink, The Netherlands: A Sustainable Urban Delta .
In the recently published book “Innovation in rapids” (Innovatie in Stroomversnelling) of the Valorisationprogram Delta Technology & Water presents an interview with Meiny about what the Dutch horticulture and horticulture technologies in conjunction with other top sectors could mean globally for food safety and viability of delta cities.
The Financieele Dagblad and BNR Radio has been searching for more than one year for the New Champions of the Netherlands, i.e. companies that have a good chance to break through internationally and are able to turn the industry upside down. On the 16th of May 2015, Priva was chosen as one of the three Champions. “And the winner is…”
On 8 November 2014, the AD newspaper published the following article: “Trade missions to Asia are very important for us”. Where Meiny explains how important it is to bring the pearls on the areas of water, energy, food and knowledge constantly as joint export product out in the open.
The fifth edition of Food Valley Update 2014 contains an interview with Meiny about urban farming. The interview is entitled: “Feeding the city with horticultural technology”.
In September 2014 there was an interview with Meiny in the regular industry magazine of FHI, the Dutch Federation of Technology Industries. The topic was: “Looking further thanks to development”. The article can be found on page 4 of the magazine.
On 17 June 2014, during the ‘Urban by Nature’ exhibition at the Kunsthal Rotterdam, Meiny gave a speech on the Sustainable Urban Delta.
Meiny was interviewed on ‘Zakendoen Met’ (‘Doing Business With’), a BNR News Radio programme, on 20 May 2014. In the interview, Meiny talks about the growth of Urban Farming among other things. Listen to the excerpt from 43.30 minutes onwards.
Meiny was a speaker at Hannover Messe. The largest technology trade fair in the world was held from 7 to 11 April 2014. FME writes: Successful launch of ‘Holland, a Sustainable Urban Delta. With ‘Holland: a Sustainable Urban Delta’ the Netherlands positioned itself at Hannover Messe as a solver of social challenges in large river delta cities. Topsector Energy also writes about Meiny’s appearance at Hannover Messe.
Meiny was interviewed by the magazine P+ in connection with the Sustainable Urban Delta. This interview was published on 20 February 2014 and was entitled: “Meiny Prins: Holland – a sustainable metropolis“.
On 30 January 2014, Meiny gave a speech at MVO Nederland (CSR Netherlands) on the occasion of its 10th anniversary. Meiny was able to express her views on why she believes the Netherlands is the greenest city in the world.
On 11 October 2012, Meiny gave a speech at the SER in The Hague in which she discussed the topic of living well in a time of crisis from a business perspective.