A presentation and roundtable discussion on a new book by journalist/author Tracy Metz (Loeb Fellow ’07) and art historian Maartie van den Heuvel that looks at centuries of Dutch water management. The event explores how the Netherlands negotiates its evolving relationship with water–and what the rest of the world can learn from them as our sea levels rise, our rivers swell and storms and droughts multiply. From New Orleans and Hamburg to Vietnam and China, the world is facing landscapes in drastic metamorphosis. And from the dikes and dams of the past to the new solutions of Dutch design practice for the future, the Netherlands’ history with water offers a much-needed perspective on life in our new waterworld.
Panelists: Armando Carbonell, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Juliet Simpson, Coastal Ecologist, MIT Sea Grant Program