The Amphibious Culture: A case study about wetlands from the Netherlands, with global aspirations

 

Floods are world wide increasing while adaptation to floods is decreasing. In this video Petra van Dam uses the Netherlands as a case study to show how that culture was until quite recently “amphibious” and adapted to flooding. She will also highlight the fact that a present modern society is not so well adapted to flooding and why.

Petra van Dam is Professor in water management history at the Free University Amsterdam.

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