Man-made Lowlands; A future for ancient dykes in the Netherlands

Thousands of kilometers of dikes protect the Dutch from floading

Thousands of kilometers of dikes protect the Dutch from floading

Two third of the Dutch live below sealevel. And because we want to keep our feet dry, we have a lot of dykes.

  • in the reclamation of peatland and marshlan
  • as coastal embankments
  • to enclose polders and flank rivers

But how do we treat them correctly?

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