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Earth Report Xiv: Go with the Flow

Synopsis
Two out of every three Dutch people already live below sea level. Now, with climatologists predicting sea levels will rise a further 0.8 metres, the Netherlands is rolling out a radical new action plan that overturns three centuries of flood engineering. The old doctrine of keeping out flood waters at all costs has been superseded. The new approach - ‘soft engineering’ - allows land to be sacrificed to rivers and the sea. It’s a long term strategy built around ideas of accommodating flood waters, rather than always holding them back. As water experts from around the world gathered in Turkey for the 5th World Water Forum, Earth Report went to the Netherlands to see how this delta country is planning to proof itself against rising seas and rivers.
Series
Earth Report, Series
Language
English
Country
Netherlands
Year of release
2009
Year of production
2009
Subjects
Geography
Keywords
flood control; Netherlands, The

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£35.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
22 minutes
Year
2011

Distributor

Name

TVE

Email
General email: tve@tve.org.uk.Sales and outreach: distribution@tve.org.uk
Web
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Phone
+ 91 (11) 26 410 684
Address
46 Bloomsbury Street
London
WC1B 3QJ
Notes
TVE works with partners globally to produce films on environment and development issues, as well as health and human rights. Most of the 600 films are available for sale on DVD for educational use. Previously known as Television Trust for the Environment.

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