Beyond the Dikes
How the Dutch Work with Water
There are few countries in the world where water dominates the landscape and national identity as much as in the Netherlands. The vulnerable delta is always being taken back to the drawing board for further adaptation to the water threat. Climate change now instigates a next round of interventions. The classic battle against the water has been replaced by an approach that involves working with the water. This publication is the first to show the sheer size of the Dutch water project and its effects on in the coastal and river landscape.
The book 'Beyond the Dikes. How the Dutch Work with Water' portrays this impressive operation. The book explains 30 interventions along rivers and coastlines – projects that combine aquaculture, cultural history, nature and human use in magnifi cent water landscapes that are waiting to be explored.
245 x 305 mm / 256 pages / Dutch and English edition
Commissioned by: nai010 publishers (Marcel Witvoet)
For Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
Authors: Marinke Steenhuis, Paul Meurs
Project guidance: Kees Poot, Jentse Hoekstra
Image Editing: Tineke Dijkstra, Paul van Hamersveld
Photography: Tineke Dijkstra, Siebe Swart
Cartography and Infographics: Mijs Cartografie en Vormgeving
Book Design: Beukers Scholma
Lithography and printing: NPN Drukkers
Binding: Boekbinderij Abbringh
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