ARCADIS N.V. : Arcadis N.V.: New York EDC hires ARCADIS to evaluate theoretical options to manage potential flooding

     ARCADIS N.V. : Arcadis N.V.: New York EDC hires ARCADIS to evaluate
               theoretical options to manage potential flooding

April 29, 2013 - ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading pure play global
engineering and consultancy firm, today announced it has been hired by the New
York Economic Development Corporation (NY EDC) to study various alternatives
for flood risk reduction in Lower Manhattan and other areas vulnerable to
flooding due to sea level rise and future severe weather events.

ARCADIS is conducting quantitative analyses of computer models simulating a
variety of scenarios including theoretical storms, and high tide and sea level
rise as far into the future as 2050. The studies provide data the NY EDC can
use to determine the need for flood risk reduction efforts and which
conceptual coastal intervention features might provide multiple levels of
defense against the possible effects of severe weather. A variety of
approaches could be considered including engineered structures like sea walls,
smart levees, and storm surge barriers, and measures that work with nature
like wetlands restoration, salt ponds and beach nourishment. Additionally,
methods for strengthening the city's infrastructure and critical buildings to
provide for severe weather resiliency are explored as part of the studies

"As major storms like Sandy occur more frequently, coastal cities like New
York will face flood risk management decisions," said Steve Blake, CEO for
ARCADIS U.S. "Multiple lines of defense, including those designed and built
with nature, will need to be considered in any comprehensive protection
strategy. Using our global Dutch and US expertise and the lessons we learned
in designing the flood risk mitigation system in New Orleans, position us well
to help the EDC weigh all options for managing potential flooding of the New
York waterfront."

The ARCADIS studies are scheduled to be complete and presented to the NY EDC
over the next several months.

For more information please contact Joost Slooten at +31 (0) 20 2011083, or
outside office hours at +31 (0) 6 27061880 or

ARCADIS is the leading pure play global engineering and consultancy firm,
providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services in
infrastructure, water, environment and buildings. We enhance mobility,
sustainability and quality of life by creating balance in the built and
natural environment. ARCADIS develops, designs, implements, maintains and
operates projects for companies and governments. With 22,000 people and €2.5
billion in revenues, the company has an extensive global network supported by
strong local market positions. ARCADIS supports UN-HABITAT with knowledge
andexpertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around
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