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Best attended National Delta Conference ever
There was not a single seat left in the plenary hall of the IJsselhallen convention centre in Zwolle when the first speakers, Delta Programme Commissioner Wim Kuijken and day chair Inge Diepman, took the stage at the ninth Delta Conference. Together, they looked back on nearly nine years of the Delta Programme and pointed out the taskings for the future. In order to emphasise this future and the importance of retaining the urgency, Wim Kuijken symbolically passed the baton, in the form of the Delta Programme Commissioner’s orange work coat, to his successor Peter Glas, who will take over the post of Delta Programme Commissioner with effect from 1 January 2019, as Wim Kuijken will be retiring. ‘I can’t stop smiling,’ Peter Glas when day chair Inge Diepman asked him how he felt about his appointment. ‘It is a great honour for me to tackle these issues together with all of you. I am looking forward to it.’