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Turning The Tide

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Turning The Tide Essays on Dutch ways with water Dr Henk Saeijs is the spiritual father and driving force behind the modernization and 'ecologization' of watermanagement in the Netherlands that took place in the last decades of the 20th century until now. In these essays he presents his experiences  and views. Many themes are being dealt with in a challenging way. Myths and beliefs that politicians and the general public have on for example salt water as undesirable, reclaiming land, safety and sea defenses, fresh water and others, are thoroughly being debunked. In stead of technology-driven solutions Saeijs advocates the power and flexibility of Mother Nature, because after all 'she has over 3 billion years of experience'. All too often the downside of technical solutions are neglected or underestimated; only much later the (unpaid) bill comes along for untold quantities of polluted mud, the diminished biological production of estuaries and so on. Fortunately, there are positive trends emerging, especially where scientists and engineers try to use and respect the resilience of ecosystems. Turning the Tide is a stimulating collection of essays for anyone who is interested in water and water management, certainly not only in The Netherlands with its interesting coastal structure and its polders op to 7 meters below sea level, but even more so in a global context. Contents 1 Water, blessed and cursed 2 From 'ego-pragmatism' to 'eco-pragmatism' 3 The Rijn: there's more to it than meets the boats 4 Polders, keep them or kill them? 5 Problems with a rain river 6 Is the sea worth its salt? 7 The delta: from excavation to well of knowledge 8 Being creative in a changing delta 9 Hidden assets 10 Back to mother nature 11 A water crisis casts its shadow 12 Change of course 13 Living with dams 14 Eco-man 15 Imaginable risks 16 Innovating safety 17 Is our delta an alma mater? Literature Index   http://www.vssd.nl/hlf/f037.htm
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Auteur
H.L.F. Saeijs
Uitgever
VSSD
Taal
Engels
ISBN
9789065621818
Productsoort
eBook
Uitvoering
eBook
Categorie
BoekenEngelse boekenPlant & DierWetenschappelijkOmgevingswetenschappen
Leeftijd
Volwassenen
Verschijningsdatum
7/15/2008
Aantal pagina's
142
Formaat
0 x 0 x 0
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