Over the decades, the Netherlands has developed sustainable systems for the production and supply of water and for the collection, treatment and partial reintroduction of "used" water into the system.
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Dutch water expertise helps solve global water issues
The history and prosperity of the Dutch nation are inextricably linked with water. Large areas of the Netherlands have been reclaimed from the sea and two-thirds of the country would regularly flood if it weren’t for a complex, inter-linked system of dikes and surge barriers. The Dutch also excel in the field of water technology, including water production, distribution, waste water and sewage treatment and sanitation. Water is collected, filtered and re-cycled with high levels of quality and service in an integrated cycle, with the focus on sustainable economic development. The drinking water sector in the ... More >
Climate change, expanding economies, and urbanisation are putting the world’s delta populations at risk. Dutch expertise is at hand, however, in the form of hydraulic engineering, flood control, flood protection, foundation technology and infrastructure. The Dutch are renowned for their ability to design and build storm surge barriers and levees, reclaim land through high-tech dredging and engineer entire coastal areas and harbours. The Dutch also excel at river engineering and maintenance and are pioneering climate adaptive construction, which allows houses to be built in flood-prone areas. At the same time, ... More >