Interview about water for CBS Sunday Morning

Interview about water for CBS Sunday Morning

The American television channel, CBS Sunday morning, visited the Netherlands to learn about how we deal with the rising sea levels. They interviewed me about my book Sweet & Salt. 

Windmills are more than just a traditional part of the Dutch landscape; they have played a key role in the war Holland has waged against the sea for centuries. Today the Dutch are using ever-more innovative methods to combat rising sea levels, strategies that may also benefit other nations confronting the effects of climate change. 

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Drones en timelapse vertellen verhaal van de Waal

Drones en timelapse vertellen verhaal van de Waal

Zo traag als de ruimtelijke ordening is – door minister Pronk en anderen ooit vergeleken met een mammoettanker – zo vingervlug is de technologie. Waar de ruimtelijke ordening jaaaaaren nodig heeft om tot een besluit te komen, en dan nog wat jaren voordat het eindproduct er is, kan het verhaal van de totstandkoming in luttele minuten worden verteld. Drones, timelapse, fotomontage: ze zijn een geschenk aan de ruimtelijke ordening.

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The city of tomorrow may be built on water

The city of tomorrow may be built on water

The New York Times quoted me when they recently published an article about architect Koen Olthuis this November. The reference derives from my article for the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad from 2009 which is also recently translated.

The work of Dutch architect Koen Olthuis is still relevant because it is progressive and genuine at the same time. Olthuis envisions entire cities being built on water in the (near) future. ‘Save the world, build on water’ is Olthuis’ philosophy in a nutshell.

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The city of tomorrow may be built on water

The city of tomorrow may be built on water

The New York Times quoted me when they recently published an article about architect Koen Olthuis this November. The reference derives from my article for the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad from 2009 which is also recently translated.

The work of Dutch architect Koen Olthuis is still relevant because it is progressive and genuine at the same time. Olthuis envisions entire cities being built on water in the (near) future. ‘Save the world, build on water’ is Olthuis’ philosophy in a nutshell.

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Maaskantprijs 2016: multimedia tour ‘Water’

Maaskantprijs 2016: multimedia tour ‘Water’

De omgang van de Nederlanders met ‘hun’ water is voor buitenlanders fascinerend – zelfs voor een buitenlander als ik die al meer dan dertig jaar in Nederland woont. Kijk en luister naar mijn multimediatour ‘Water’ waarin ik samen met watergezant Henk Ovink, boer Nol Hooijmaijers en Florian Boer van de Urbanisten de rol van water in Nederland bespreek.

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