Date(s) - 08/01/2018
10:00 - 12:30
Bring in the Dutch!
You hear this rallying cry nowadays in every country suffering from flooding – and there are a lot of them. For centuries the Dutch have been world-renowned for their talent for keeping the water at bay. But as the climate changes, dominion is not enough. The Lowlands, kept dry for centuries with a sophisticated network of dikes and pumps and polders and watermills, is now cautiously letting the water in, even lowering the dikes. The Dutch take a long-term view of water safety, preferring to invest in prevention in a far future to the American approach of repair after the fact.
Tracy Metz is, in addition to being the director of the John Adams Institute, is a prize-winning journalist and author of a number of books, among them ‘Sweet&Salt: Water and the Dutch’.
WCA General Meetings are typically held on the first Monday of each month from September through June at 10:00 a.m. in the heart of Amsterdam. The first hour is social; say hi to friends while enjoying coffee, tea or water. The meeting begins at 11:00 a.m when we welcome one of our top level speakers then make club announcements.