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How Is Rotterdam ‘Water-Proofing’ Its City? [Headlines]

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90% of the Dutch city sits below sea level- how the city plans to keep tides out as the climate changes.

by Allie Walker
  • 15 may 2012

Drainage mills, surge barriers, and dykes have traditionally kept water out of the city of Rotterdam, the Dutch city that is 90% below sea level. But as climate changes increasingly bring heavier rains and higher tides, officials are looking to new ways to keep the water out- rooftop gardens, parking garages with underground water storage, and floating communities are among the innovations. Guardian

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