Lecture ‘Sweet & Salt: Water and the Dutch’ in Hong Kong

Date(s) - 16-feb 2017
18:30 - 20:00

University of Hong Kong

For centuries the Netherlands have proven themselves masters of water management. They have to be: otherwise the Lowlands would have disappeared under the waves long ago. Now, under pressure of the changing climate, ‘the Dutch approach’ is changing. Rather than building higher and higher dikes and pumping harder and harder, the Dutch are now redesigning cities and the countryside to let the water in. In the talk ‘Sweet&Salt: Water and the Dutch’, that I will give at the University of Hong Kong, I discuss how engineers, urban designers and landscape architects are now working together to create new environments that are resilient, more liveable and more attractive.

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