HIGH WATER, DRY FEET: DUTCH DEFENSE AGAINST DISASTER

17 May 2018 HIGH WATER, DRY FEET: DUTCH DEFENSE AGAINST DISASTER

Photo credit: Ari W. Epstein

From artificial beaches maintained by natural ocean currents, to projects that make extra room for rivers flowing through cities, the Dutch know how to protect themselves from water. And each of these systems is also designed to meet other needs of the community it serves. We’re going to need to learn how to do that too.

Television sound from the 1953 flood courtesy of Sound and Vision, via Deltawerken Mediagallery.

First aired: May 16th, 2018 ยท