“God Made The World…

… But the Dutch made The Netherlands". So runs a saying here in The Netherlands. For 500 years the Dutch have been engaged in reclaiming land from the sea. But now there is a sea-change, as it were. In the light of global warming and rising sea levels, the Dutch water engineers are preparing to give back land to the sea.
 
There’s an article by Elizabeth Kolbert in today’s Observer that gives the background. Well worth reading.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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