Hurricane Sandy reawakened America, and the world, to what we already knew: our coasts are under threat. In Sweet & Salt, Tracy Metz lays out the special relationship that the Dutch have with the sea–how thoroughly water management is rooted in the culture – and she offers potential solutions for places around the world that are struggling with water issues as the climate becomes more uncertain. Her book digs deep into the Dutch success with water, how thoroughly the Dutch have given their landscape an “extreme makeover,” and ponders what will and won’t work elsewhere.
Moderator: Jochem de Vries
In collaboration with: CREA, Holland-America Friendship Foundation, American Embassy The Hague, AEGON