Sunday, April 8, 2012

Pumping stations - modern

Elements of the Dutch landscape - 3

When you walk in the Dutch landscape you encounter these pumping stations everywhere. This landscape requires a lot of care and maintenance. I keep thinking about the energy that is being used to keep our feet dry. What will happen if energy supplies fail?

But I'm also wondering about this huge invisible system. There is a whole organisation ("de waterschappen") set up to keep water levels at a tolerable level. Strange that it is so important and that I know so little about it. Time for more study ...

Hitland - Capelle aan den IJssel
Dutch Water Board
Unie van Waterschappen
Dutch water history

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