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Why The Netherlands Isn't Under Water
 
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How The Dutch Dug Up Their Country From The Sea
 
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The Dutch have a saying: “God created the world, but the Dutch created the Netherlands”. Today we will see why. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Like & Share! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/averythingchannel/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/AveryThing ----------------------------------------------------------------------- The Dutch polders are the largest land reclamation projects in the world, a true marvel of engineering which added nearly 20% of land to the country, and its fertile land makes the Netherlands the second largest exporter of food in the world. In the last episode we looked at how a large dike was constructed to block seawater from flooding the inner regions of the netherlands. In this episode we’re going to look at how parts of this inland water area was drained and turned into fertile land. While this is part of a series, you don’t need to have watched the first episode to understand this one. I try to make my videos as stand-alone as I can. Ever since the 16th century, large areas of land have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes, amounting to over 50% of the country’s current land area if you include every lake ever laid dry. The process of land reclamation in the Netherlands is mainly done through Poldering. It is the process of draining water from a lake or by placing dikes around an area of water and THEN draining it until you are left with very fertile land. And this is what Lely proposed: build a dike to stop the sea water, then build smaller dikes inside this newly formed lake, and one-by-one drain the water. This land was rich in clay, could be settled, and could be farmed, which in turn meant that the Dutch government could tax them, and make A LOT of money.
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The Netherlands , land under sea level
 
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This is the village of Reeuwijk Dorp , in the west of the Netherlands , but under sea level
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Netherlands below sea level
 
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Why the Netherlands are partly situated below the sealevel. A film about peat mining, drainage and windmills.
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Holland's Barriers to The Sea
 
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The Delta Works in the Netherlands (Holland) is the largest flood protection project in the world. This project consists of a number of surge barriers, for examples: 1- The Oosterscheldekering is the largest of the 13 ambitious Delta Works series of dams and storm surge barriers and it is the largest surge barrier in the world, 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) long. The dam is based on 65 concrete pillars with 62 steel doors, each 42 metres wide. It is designed to protect the Netherlands from flooding from the North Sea. 2- The Maeslantkering is a storm barrier with two movable arms; when the arms are open the waterway remains an important shipping route however when the arms close a protective storm barrier is formed for the city of Rotterdam. Closing the arms of the barrier is a completely automated process done without human intervention. The Great Wall of Louisiana https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xOWEbq6WRM Levees http://engineers-channel.blogspot.com/p/levees.html Thames Flood Barrier http://engineers-channel.blogspot.com/p/thames-flood-barrier.html MOSE Project http://engineers-channel.blogspot.com/p/mose-project.html
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Dutch War Against The Sea: The Afsluitdijk -  Longest Dam In Europe
 
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Subscribe! The Netherlands is extremely vulnerable to flooding. So the Dutch constructed the longest dam in Europe. And it has never broken in the last 85 years. This is the story of its construction. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Like & Share! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/averythingch... Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/AveryThing ----------------------------------------------------------------------- In the past The Netherlands would flood regularly, with many early settlements built on higher ground. Between 800 and 1300 these floods were especially bad, caused by rising sea level due to a warmer climate. These floods slowly connected these lakes with the North Sea This new body of water was called the Zuiderzee, or Southern Sea. Ships could now travel freely between the North Sea and the most inner parts of what today we call the netherlands. Including this little town called Amsterdam, Becoming a major trading city, create the first stock exchange, and develop the early forms of modern capitalism. All because of these floods. The Southern Sea made the Netherlands more vulnerable to flooding. Over the centuries, the sea water would periodically sweep in and flood the surrounding areas, destroying crops, homes, and families. Something had to be done. The netherlands. Must. Be. Protected. It is at this point that we have to look at man named Cornelis Lely. Lely was born in 1854 and received an education in civil engineering at the Delft University of Technology. He began working as an engineer for the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management in The Netherlands. First helping the ministry to implement some canal-laws. Then he joined the Southern Sea Association whose goal was to close off the Southern Sea using dikes. Over the course of 5 years, he proceeded to lay out a brilliant plan that would revolutionize dike-building, permanently close off the Southern Sea against any flood, and pump dry large swaths of land to be used for agriculture. What was revolutionary was not what he wanted to build, but HOW he planned to build such a large dike; many before had tried but they never figured out HOW to do. But this idea wasn’t cheap. In fact, his plan would cost as much as the entire Dutch government budget for a whole year. To put that into perspective, The Netherlands’ government budget for 2018 is 285 billion Euro. Lely’s plan therefore also had to include a way to make A LOT of money. He wanted to pump large areas of land dry to mine clay and use the new fertile land for agriculture. We will talk more about how this part of his plan was executed in the next episode of this series, but spoiler alert: This made the Netherlands the second largest exporter of food in the world. And then two events happened that made parliament realize that they NEEDED to have this dam and these polders. The first, is world war one. While most of Europe at the time was embroiled in one of the bloodiest wars in history, the netherlands remained neutral. Furthermore, all of its neighbours were at war. This meant that food was scarce as millions now had to be fed without producing food or other products themselves. This increased the demand for food and, in a world without artificial fertilizer, lots of farmland was NECESSARY to keep one’s own population well fed… and the netherlands is a small country with a lot of people, so it DESPERATELY needed fertile land to keep its growing population fed. But the most compelling reason came in 1916. In the middle of the night, a large flood came crashing into the netherlands. The dikes… broke. Thousands of homes were damaged and destroyed. Holes of over 100 meters wide were clawed out of the dikes by the rushing water. And several counties went bankrupt trying to repair this damage. First the Dutch had to build a sturdy foundation. Ships came, day in day out, dropping millions of cubic meters of material into the sea. On the inland side, heavy stones were deposited, on the seaside, boulder clay was dropped into the sea. They were kept in place with brushwood mattresses, which in turn were held down by boulders and old concrete. Then till was collected from the sea bottom and deposited upon this foundation. Finally, the dike was finished by raising it above sea level with sand and clay. To make sure the dike was sturdy, grass was planted on top. The dikes was closed on May 28th 1932, two year earlier than expected. the Southern Sea was turned into a lake: the IJsselmeer, or IJssel Lake, named after the river IJssel which deposited its water into this new lake. And this water needed to be deposited from this newly formed lake into the sea. So at both ends of the dikes sluices were constructed to let the water flow into the sea. And as salt water was deposited into the sea, the Ijsellake slowly converted from a salt water lake into a fresh water lake.
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Water animation Amsterdam Netherlands Holland airport sea level / Wasser Animation Meeresspiegel
 
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This wall stops Holland from going UNDERWATER...
 
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ANOTHER ONE OFF THE BUCKET LIST! Ever since I heard of its existence I've wanted to check out the Delta Works Facility. With my parents in town and a car at our disposal we finally made it happen! FOLLOW ME ON SOCIAL MEDIAAAAZ: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/levinotjeanshildebrand/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Levi_Hildebrand Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/levi_hildebrand/
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Going Dutch to help conquer the rising seas
 
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The Netherlands has built thousands of kilometres of dykes, dunes and barriers to protect its low-lying land from the North Sea. Today, as climate change threatens a devastating rise in sea levels and more violent weather, Dutch expertise is increasingly in demand from vulnerable countries around the world. Follow us: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk8QrR91ss-k5X6pKgHWHaA?sub_confirmation=1
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Netherlands: An Island in Nijmegen | European Journal
 
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The Netherlands is sinking steadily. Almost half the country already lies at or below sea level, and the only way people can protect themselves is with flood protection programs. In Nijmegen, near the Dutch border with Germany, dredgers are about to change one of the country's oldest cities drastically. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/european-journal/s-3065-9798
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How to keep your feet dry at 3,5m below sea level
 
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At the start of the Dutch Golden Age, the 17th century, the northern part of Holland had enough capital and technology to deal with its water problems. Under supervision of Jan Adriaanszoon Leeghwater (architect, mill builder and hydraulic engineer) the Dutch started pumping the water out of the large lakes around Schermer Island. In 1612 the Beemster was one of the first lakes to be turned into dry land. Today the reclaimed land lies approximately 3.5 metres below sea level. The Beemster Polder is an exceptional example of reclaimed land in the Netherlands. It has preserved intact its well-ordered landscape of fields, roads, canals, dykes and settlements, laid out in accordance with classical and Renaissance planning principles. The Beemster was placed on UNESCO's world heritage list as a unique example of seventeenth century landscape architecture. © Broadcast format available at: http://www.stockshot.nl/ - Music title Lamentation by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0"
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Sea-level rise @ Delft, Netherlands
 
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Sea-level rise @ Delft, Netherlands Water Resources Engineering Educational Series George Mason University
The Netherlands, a land won from the sea
 
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This video is about The Netherlands, a land won from the sea
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5 Top Tourist Attractions in the Netherlands | Europe | Love Is Vacation
 
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5 Top Tourist Attractions in the Netherlands The Netherlands is a densely populated country in part reclaimed from the sea with about half of its land lying below sea level. Many tourist only come to the Netherlands to visit Amsterdam. But Holland has plenty to offer outside its capital. Crisscrossed with canals, the flat landscape is perfect for cycling with historic town centers, classic windmills and other tourist spots sprinkled across the country. In the west and north the long coastline is marked by mile upon mile of protective dunes and sandy beaches. During springtime the flower gardens become great tourist attractions in the Netherlands providing a bold spectacle of vivid colors. 1 Canals of Amsterdam 2 Leiden Canals 3 Delft City Hall 4 Keukenhof Gardens 5 Rijksmuseum GET MORE INFORMATION - Subscribe ➜ https://goo.gl/eofEFE SHARE this Video: ➜ https://youtu.be/7pluD6MuUSo Thanks for watching video about Top Tourist Attractions in the Netherlands Also check another playlists.. Tourist Attraction in United States ➜ https://goo.gl/3XcvVX Tourist Attraction in America ➜ https://goo.gl/PAAk8M Tourist Attractions in Asia ➜ https://goo.gl/6USY02 Tourist Attractions in Europe ➜ https://goo.gl/rF8ceQ Tourist Attraction in Australia ➜ https://goo.gl/WDCAeS Backsound: http://bensound.com Source: www.touropia.com IMPORTANT If you have any issue with the content used in my channel or you find something that belongs to you, before you claim it to youtube, please SEND ME A MESSAGE and i will DELETE it right away. Thanks for understanding.
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The Films of Ernest Kleinberg:  The Netherlands: Struggle for Land
 
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The inspiring story of the development of flood control and land reclamation in the Netherlands: the struggle of a people whose hard work, persistence and character built their country and protected their land from natural disaster. Documents the labor-intensive construction of the dikes and polders of the Zuiderzee and in the Rhine delta. Includes unique historical scenes of the founding of Lelystad on land reclaimed from the sea. Produced in 1969. Ernest Kleinberg (1910-1980) was born in Breslau, Germany. He grew up in Vienna, where he became a photographer for American news agencies and Life magazine. In March 1938 he was arrested by the Gestapo for photographing Hitler's march into Vienna. Released six weeks later thanks to pressure from American friends, he escaped to New York where he resumed photography and rescued his entire family from Nazi Austria. In the early 1950s he became a self-taught film producer. He subsequently completed more than 25 documentary movies. Click this link for other films by Ernest Kleinberg: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMeD4hqUyfUlm6ZV_UdCv0A/videos?view_as=subscriber
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Netherlands sets model of flood prevention
 
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World leaders and scientists are meeting in Germany for COP23, the annual UN climate change conference. It comes as many parts of the world are feeling the effects of rising sea levels, extreme weather and floods. Cities are looking for ways to strengthen their defences against prospective flooding, and they are turning to the Netherlands for answers. Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Rotterdam. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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HOLLAND: Afsluitdijk / Enclosure Dam [HD]
 
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The Afsluitdijk (English: Enclosure Dam) is a major causeway in the Netherlands. It is damming off the Waddenzee, a salt water inlet of the North Sea, from the fresh water lake of the IJsselmeer. It was constructed between 1927 and 1933 and runs over a length of 32 kilometres (20 miles) and a width of 90 m, at an initial height of 7.25 m above sea-level. The Afsluitdijk is a fundamental part of the larger Zuiderzee Works, a manmade system of dams, land reclamation and water drainage works, the largest hydraulic engineering project undertaken by the Netherlands during the twentieth century. Its main purposes are to improve flood protection and create additional land for agriculture. Beside the dam itself is also the necessary construction of two complexes of shipping locks and discharge sluices at both ends of the dike. The complex at Den Oever includes the Stevin lock and 3 series of 5 sluices for discharging the IJsselmeer into the Wadden Sea. The other complex at Kornwerderzand is composed of the Lorentz locks and 2 series of 5 sluices. In total there are 25 discharge sluices. It is necessary to routinely discharge water from the lake since it is continually fed by rivers and stream and polders draining their water into the IJsselmeer. The Afsluitdijk was Holland's first 130 kph road (1st of March 2011). March 9, 2014
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The polder - unique landscape under sea level
 
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The Netherlands is known for its polders. Approximately one third of the Netherlands lies under sea level. Dams, dikes and sluices keep the water out, and pumping stations ensure that the groundwater remains at safe levels. This water level is expressed NAP (Normaal Amsterdams Peil -- Normal Amsterdam Water Level).
Why is the Netherlands flat?
 
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The Dutch Grebbe mountain, the Sint-Pieters mountain and the Vaalser mountain all have one thing in common: they're not mountains. Because geographers think a hump is only a hill until it's at least 500 metres high. The find the reason for Holland's lack of mountains, you need only look beneath your feet, to the earth's crust. It may seem steady, but actually it's always on the move. That's why there are Earthquakes and vulcanic eruptions. All this movement has torn up the earth's surface, and divided it into tectonic plates. When these plates collide, you get mountain ranges. That takes millions of years, so we don't celebrate mountain birthdays. You couldn't afford the candles, mate. These plate tectonics have given us wonderful things as The Alps, but they are also the reason Holland is flat as a pancake. Because where there are ridges, there are also flats. Our low land even used to be under water, but because the ocean was kind enough to leave us some sand and clay, we were able to build dikes. God created the Earth, but the Dutch created Holland. So, no mountains... at all... STOP THE PRESSES! As of 2010 the Caribbean island of Saba is a special municipality of the Netherlands! And that means the Kingdom finally has a proper mountain! Mount Scenery is a dormant volcano of 877 metres. Hip Hip? Saba!
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Sea level rise video presentation [Dutch]
 
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This is our Final Assignment for school. We wrote a litteral essay on the sea level rise and the cause, effects, results and more of it. As our final presentation, we wanted to be original, rather then making another powerpoint presentation like any other student; we wanted to make a video. This is the final result. This video is in Dutch; so don't even try to understand it if you are not from the Netherlands.
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The Netherlands -- Meet the Dutch
 
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Bridges, canals, windmills, dykes, tulips and bicycles -- the Netherlands may be one of the smallest countries in Europe, but this maritime nation casts a long shadow. It's a water-dominated country fondly-known the world over as "Holland". Half the country is under sea-level and after spending time in the Capital City of Amsterdam, we cross the 30 km long Afsluitdijk to explore Friesland, and then delve into WW2 history at "A bridge too far" in Arnhem. For more information visit www.ontopoftheworld.net and check out episode 33 in the International Features category.
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17 Interesting Facts About The Netherlands
 
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Click Here To Subscribe: https://goo.gl/kzZBKg Like us on Facebook: https://goo.gl/uyd5FK Follow us on Twitter: https://goo.gl/oLCPNr Thanks for watching! Like, Share and Comment if You like! theFACTory -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- FACTS ABOUT THE NETHERLANDS 1. Holland and Netherlands are not the same. Holland is an area of 2 provinces, namely North Holland and South Holland, in the Netherlands. - Source 2. In Dutch, the 'Netherlands' means "Low Country" and it is a low country: 26% of the Netherlands’ area is below sea level. Schiphol Airport, where most foreign visitors first land in, is three meters below sea level. - Source 3. Tulip is considered national symbol (flower) of the Netherlands with over 1,500 varieties, accounting for nearly 80 percent of the world's tulips. Tulip, however, is not native to the Netherlands: it was imported from Turkey in the 16th century. During 'Tulip Mania' in the 1630s, the price of a single tulip bulb had been raised as much as a house before the economy collapsed, leaving huge crisis afterward. - Source 4. The national color is orange, taken from the House of Orange, who led the Dutch revolt against Spain and then became the Dutch royal family. The King of the Netherlands now is King Willem-Alexander ascended the throne in April 2013. He is the first Dutch king in 123 years, following three queens. - Source 5. The Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize gay marriage in 2001. - Source 6. Prostitution is also legal in the Netherlands. However, prostitutes must not be younger than 18, and clients must not be under 16. - Source 7. Keukenhof, which means "Kitchen garden” in Dutch, also known as the Garden of Europe, is one of the largest flower gardens in the world. About 7 million flower bulbs are grown annually in the park, covering an area of 32 hectares. - Source 8. The Netherlands’ anthem, Wilhelmus, is the world’s oldest anthem with both the music and lyrics dated from the 16th century. - Source 9. The windmill is also an unofficial national symbol of the Netherlands. Together with a complicated system of draining, the windmills help keep the low land dry for habitation and cultivation. The windmills built the country – without them, Holland (the lowest but most important part of the Netherlands) would be very different today. - Source 10. The term “Go Dutch” is a joke about the practice of splitting bill when dating in Netherlands. The Dutch have two reasons for that. First is gender equality. The Dutch appreciate the gender equality very much, and they think males and females should play an equal role in a relationship. Secondly, the Dutch have a notable reputation for their thrift. However, to be clear, many visitors to the Netherlands do not think the Dutch are scrimpy at all. - Source 11. The traditional Dutch toilet has the hole situated toward the edge of the seat for 2 reasons: (1) the observation deck allows you to inspect your “deposits” for health reasons, and (2) it uses less water, which matches the Dutch style as they always care about energy efficient ideas - Source 12. The Dutch are the biggest eater of licorice in the world. 32 million kilos of licorice are consumed in the Netherlands every year. - Source 13. Bikes outnumber people in the Netherlands. There are more than 18 million bikes while there are about 17 million people. A Dutch person cycles 2.5 km a day on average, and the Netherlands has about 15,000km of bike lane with high priority for the cyclers. - Source 14. The Dutch discovered both Australia and New Zealand. They named Australia “New Holland” after the province of Holland and named New Zealand after the province of Zeeland. - Source 15. In the Netherlands, the average height of men is 184 cm, and that of women is 170 cm, making Dutch the tallest people in the world. Some believe it results from both DNA and dairy. - Source 16. A Dutch person drinks 74 liters of beer per year on average. And according to The Brewers of Europe, the Netherlands exports approximately 50% of its beer production, which is a bigger proportion than that one of any other country in the world. - Source 17. Clogs or "Klompen" are Dutch wooden shoes which have been used in the Netherlands as industrial footwear for factory workers, farmers, fishermen, artisans, etc. to protect their feet. - Source
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Future Sea Level Rise: Top 10 Countries In Danger
 
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These are the top 10 countries threatened by the 6 meter sea level rise we are almost guaranteed to see in the not-too-distant future, according to the projected pace of global warming and ice melt in Greenland and Antarctica. Subscribe to TDC: https://www.youtube.com/TheDailyConversation/ Sources: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/349/6244/aaa4019 http://www.climatecentral.org/news/nations-megacities-face-20-feet-of-sea-level-rise-19217 http://geology.com/sea-level-rise/ Like our page on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/thedailyconversation Join us on Google+ https://plus.google.com/100134925804523235350/posts Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/thedailyconvo Music: -- AudioBlocks.com -- "Space Fighter Loop" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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The Netherlands is building houses that float on water
 
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Floating houses are becoming popular in the Netherlands, where more than half of the people live below sea level.
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Dutch Sea Barriers
 
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Dutch Sea Barriers // An example of Dutch sea defence know-how that has // Dutch storm surge barriers // Dutch water management // Holland sea barrier // Holland's Barriers to the Sea // Most of Holland is below sea level, the nation a drainage basin for three major rivers // Dutch Sea Barriers
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How low is The Netherlands really?? Dikes of Holland
 
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You might have heard that the Netherlands is below sealevel. This can sound pretty scary and it is a real risk also. Overall the Netherlands have put a lot of effort in managing the water with dikes, dunes and flood barriers. Check out all the insights about this subject in this video! Make sure to like and subscribe!
The World After Sea-Level Rise
 
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A flyover animation of cities underwater after the climate warms four degrees and the oceans rise. Global warming: effects of 2º vs 4º. President Donald Trump's policies may lock us into 4º of warming. FB for daily news: http://www.facebook.com/thedailyconversation http://www.twitter.com/thedailyconvo Subscribe to TDC: https://www.youtube.com/TheDailyConversation/ Clips courtesy of Climate Central: http://www.climatecentral.org/ Video edited by Robin West Produced by Bryce Plank
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The Netherlands in HD
 
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Beelden uit de televisieserie Nederland van Boven, VPRO The Netherlands (i/ˈnɛðərləndz/; Dutch: Nederland [ˈneːdərˌlɑnt] ( listen)) is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of twelve provinces in North-West Europe and three islands in the Caribbean. The European part of the Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east, and shares maritime borders with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. It is a parliamentary democracy organised as a unitary state. The country capital is Amsterdam and the seat of government is The Hague. The Netherlands in its entirety is often referred to as "Holland", although North and South Holland are actually only two of its provinces. The Netherlands is a geographically low-lying country, with about 20% of its area and 21% of its population located below sea level, and 50% of its land lying less than one metre above sea level. This distinct feature contributes to the country's name: in Dutch (Nederland), English, and in many other European languages, its name literally means "(The) Low Countries" or "Low Country". Most of the areas below sea level are man-made, caused by centuries of extensive and poorly controlled peat extraction, lowering the surface by several meters. Even in flooded areas peat extraction continued through turf dredging. From the late 16th century land reclamation started and large polder areas are now preserved through elaborate drainage systems with dikes, canals and pumping stations. Much of the Netherlands is formed by the estuary of three important European rivers, which together with their distributaries form the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta. Most of the country is very flat, with the exception of foothills in the far southeast and several low hill ranges in the central parts. The Netherlands was one of the first countries to have an elected parliament, and the country is a founding member of the EU, NATO, OECD and WTO. Together with Belgium and Luxembourg it forms the Benelux economic union. The Netherlands had the tenth-highest per capita income in the world in 2011. The country is host to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and five international courts: the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Court and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. The first four are situated in The Hague, as is the EU's criminal intelligence agency Europol and judicial co-operation agency Eurojust. This has led to the city being dubbed "the world's legal capital". The Netherlands has a market-based mixed economy, ranking 13th of 157 countries according to the Index of Economic Freedom. In May 2011, the Netherlands was ranked as the "happiest" country according to results published by the OECD
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Prayercast | Netherlands
 
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With over 20 percent of its lands lying below sea level, the Netherlands -- "low lands" -- is one of the geographically lowest nations on earth. Also known as Holland, this most crowded European nation shares borders with Germany and Belgium and also includes several islands in the Caribbean. The Dutch word gezelligheid, which means cozy and sociable, is embodied in Dutch culture, and the people of Holland have a long history of tolerance and acceptance, traditions that today are increasingly taken to extremes in embracing all lifestyles. The Netherlands has an advanced free market economy and boasts one of the highest per capita incomes in the world. The capital city of Amsterdam is one of the world's major financial centers, while Rotterdam boasts one of the world's busiest ports. The Hague, the seat of government, is home to over 150 international organizations, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court, and it also hosts a large United Nations presence. With a rich Christian heritage forged in the Protestant Reformation, the Netherlands has long been a vibrant part of the Church. Sadly, much of that heritage has been lost as the nation increasingly turns its back on its Christian roots. Less than 20 percent of the Dutch people attend church regularly, and half of all church buildings have been destroyed or repurposed as taverns, mosques, etc. The nation is a world leader in promoting New Age worldviews, and more than 47% of the population does not claim a religion at all. While great opportunities exist for reaching out to the Muslim minority because of cultural discrimination, Christians are becoming afraid to speak out against what is wrong because of the tolerance that the society prides itself on having. The Netherlands desperately needs spiritual revival so that the multitudes of lost across the nation would be saved.
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Why Are People From The Netherlands Called Dutch?
 
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Netherlands: Polders and Windmills
 
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More info about travel to the Netherlands: https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/netherlands Holland's polder land was once covered by the sea, but it was eventually encircled by dikes and dams, then drained. To pump out all that water, the Dutch used one of their leading natural resources: the wind. At http://www.ricksteves.com, you'll find money-saving travel tips, small-group tours, guidebooks, TV shows, radio programs, podcasts, and more on this destination.
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In Holland!!Netherlands is under sea level?!
 
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Under sea level boat clip!
Sea level rise in Norfolk - Netherlands flood prevention presentation
 
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In June of 2012, the City of Norfolk, Virginia hosted a meeting with Planners from the Netherlands to discuss how the country overcame being over 25% below sea level. Recent studies find Norfolk's level of sea rise amongst the greatest on the East Coast. Norfolk leadership is exploring long term ways to preserve her current boundaries with her rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. More info: http://www.norfolk.gov/flooding/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flood_control_in_the_Netherlands http://www.slideshare.net/naoiseomuiri/dutch-flood-defence-presentation
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View from Above- Netherlands
 
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Welcome to the View from Above! A series where we take you on a Journey to some of the most beautiful places on earth! Netherlands can be called the heart of Northern Europe. Flanked by Germany and Belgium, and sharing maritime borders with England, this small state is truly in the middle of European affairs. But, instead of conforming, Netherlands stands out and surprises all visitors with its unique traditions and customs. Its beautiful landscapes and architecture are adequately represented by an equally beautiful people. Transport yourself to the unique confines of Amsterdam, then to the dams and levees of Zeeland, before zooming above the blaze of colourful flowers in the Dutch countryside. View From Above captures Netherlands and its people by using cutting-edge DJI unmanned recreational drones, taking shots of the charming country in ways that have never been seen before. Netherlands, literally meaning “Lower Lands” in reference to the country’s height in relation to sea-level, has been home to a number of cultures and traditions. Ancient Germanic and Roman influence made way for Norman expansion. Norman rule was overthrown by the expanding Holy Roman Empire commandeered by Frankish princes, and the Franks made way for the Burgundian and Hapsburg kings who later became the dukes of Dutch estates. These dukes and princes later formed a union of sorts that was coordinated in The Hague, and thus began the golden age for the Dutch, who controlled a vast sum of wealth thanks to their great banking and trading empires. Netherlands, sometimes known by its historic name ‘Holland’, has its history of wealth and trade invested in its capital of Amsterdam. Amsterdam is a web of canals and little streets of which a multitude of different people call home. The city is a treasure trove of hidden jewels but the travelling enthusiast should definitely tick the more well known attractions like Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum and the Red Light District off their list. If visitors are looking for a more modern Dutch city, then a visit to Rotterdam is recommended, but it’s in The Hague and Utrecht where visitors can be treated to more classical Dutch architecture and lifestyle. The Netherlands has always been known to be vertically challenged. The country does not rise much unless you travel to the far south and west, and for this reason they suffer from frequent flooding. With rising sea levels, Netherlands has needed to implement mechanisms that prevent the seas from completely submerging low lying farmlands and towns. A trip to the world renown Delta Works around Zeeland region will have every visitor marvelling at Netherland’s technical and mechanical expertise. A vast system of levees, locks, sluices, dams and tide-activated barriers stop the oceans slow advance. http://www.deltawerken.com/Deltaworks... Netherland’s lowlands are dotted with little towns and villages making their livelihoods in and amongst the damp waterways and canals. A trip to Engewormer, the marshy area north of Amsterdam, is a favourite walking and cycling destination where visitors can experience the birdlife and appealing Netherlands countryside. These kind of areas are home to Netherlands’ iconic windmills which have been pumping water off the scarce dry fields for generations. Towns closer to the coast, like that of Hellevoetsluis, have their beginnings entrenched in their watery surroundings. These cities in the mouths of canals are popular destinations for sailing and other water-sports. Netherlands is known to be a great exporter of flowers, and the gem of their flower trade is the Keukenhof gardens where flower producers have been allowed to pageant their tulip and bulb blooms for decades. Netherlands is a beauty that is a must-visit for anyone travelling to Europe. View from Above could not have made these astonishing videos without the help of the DJI unmanned recreational drones. Witness these marvellous feats of modern technology on the website: http://www.dji.com/ Can we please have standing ovations for the gallant little drone, the DJI Phantom 3: http://www.dji.com/product/phantom-3 And a courteous bow to the valiant and impressive DJI Inspire UAV: http://www.dji.com/product/inspire-1 This amazing video was shot and edited by: The Flying Mikes http://flyingmikes.com Be sure to check out the other amazing destinations in the View from Above series such as: Panama Sydney Seattle Dubai Rio Sri Lanka New Zealand Poland Japan Germany Norway Seychelles Italy Greece Vietnam Ireland Maldives
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Windmills Holland
 
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For higher resolution watch http://www.ntdtv.com / to watch more on youtube : http://youtube.com/user/NTDTV choose playlist and then "Across Europe" Did you know one of Holland's unique feature : it has land under the sea level, and that land before man's action was indeed covered with water. Then if like us you are interested in discovering how they achieved this and if they still do it today, have a close look at what follows next.
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Artificial floating islands tested in Netherlands in order to expand liveable space - TomoNews
 
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WAGENINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS — The Maritime Research Institute Netherlands is testing a concept of building artificial floating islands to expand the amount liveable space available for the country’s growing population. The island is made up of large floating triangles that connect to each other in a flexible fashion. It could measure 5 km wide. “As sea level rises, cities become overcrowded and more activities are carried out at sea, raising the dikes and reclaiming land from the seas are perhaps no longer an effective solution,” Olaf Waals, project manager of MARIN's floating islands told New Atlas. The floating space could be used for housing and public infrastructures and support renewable energy systems such as wind and solar energy farms. It is still unknown how the floating mega structure could withstand winds and currents and how does living on the island affect the people. Researchers admit the technological challenges to this project are enormous. ----------------------------------------­--------------------- Go to https://www.patreon.com/tomonews and become a Patron now TomoNews is now on Patreon and we've got some cool perks for our hardcore fans. TomoNews is your best source for real news. We cover the funniest, craziest and most talked-about stories on the internet. Our tone is irreverent and unapologetic. If you’re laughing, we’re laughing. If you’re outraged, we’re outraged. We tell it like it is. And because we can animate stories, TomoNews brings you news like you’ve never seen before. Visit our official website for all the latest, uncensored videos: http://us.tomonews.com Check out our Android app: http://bit.ly/1rddhCj Check out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f Get top stories delivered to your inbox everyday: http://bit.ly/tomo-newsletter See a story that should be animated? Tell us about it! Suggest a story here: http://bit.ly/suggest-tomonews Stay connected with us here: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUS Twitter @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS Google+ http://plus.google.com/+TomoNewsUS/ Instagram @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Crying dog breaks the internet’s heart — but this sad dog story has a happy ending" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4prKTN9bYQc -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Netherlands Experience#4 - Dutch windmill history (in Hindi)
 
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I saw this demonstration of Dutch windmill when I was in a Dutch museum in Giethorn . This is how the Dutch moved sea water away from their land.
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Aljazeera - The Traveler - The Netherlands - Episode 1
 
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Make sure to activate the subtitles while watching. This is a an episode from a season we directed and produced for The Traveler, a new travel series broadcasted on Al Jazeera Arabic. originally launched and broadcasted in April 2018 Check the whole portfolio: https://vimeopro.com/storytravelers/the-traveler-on-aljazeera-arabic This time: The Netherlands! So tiny and though so great, an ever thriving country from the East Indies times in the Golden age to an important main hub in Europe. Mostly under sea level, the Dutch got skilled winning land and fighting water, which led to engineering masterpieces like the Delta works. A modern community where the cities are big cosy villages, people go by bike, eat stroopwafels and cheese. In the Netherlands whether you like traditional mills and clogs or mingle in easily in the hotchpotch of cultures, Gogh and Rembrandt, or a stroll along the dikes, you won’t be bored. In this episode Amsterdam, Holland's vibrant capital, bicycle riding trough old town, Gassan Diamonds, Canal exploring by electric boat, Europe's highest swing, Vondelpark, The maritime museum, Rijksmuseum, adrenaline rush through flyboarding, the city of Alkmaar and it's cheeses. Storytravelers team: Caspar Daniël Diederik: director Renze Roye: cinematography Jarl Piepers: cinematography Roel de Cock: editing Dylan Conor Heigh: editing Linde van Pinxteren: editing Reid Willis: music composition Sjoerd Kats: sound recording Bart van der Knaap: sound design Mark van Mameren: sound mixing Matej Lavka: colorist Eustachio Palumbo: Graphics design Pablo Apiolazza: Motion Graph Rebecca Bijker: production manager
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TRIP TO HOLLAND - THE NETHERLANDS
 
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Photos and videos were taken with a Nikon COOLPIX P100, not the newer Nikon COOLPIX P500. But performance and features should be almost identical. Copyright for audio is owned by their respective recording companies. Their use is allowed under "fair use" law of the US. For purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. Holland is a name in common usage given to a region in the western part of the Netherlands. The term Holland is also frequently used to refer to the whole of the Netherlands. This usage is generally accepted but disliked by many Dutch people in the other parts of the Netherlands.[1] From the 10th century to the 16th century, Holland proper was a unified political region, a county ruled by the Count of Holland. By the 17th century, Holland had risen to become a maritime and economic power, dominating the other provinces of the Dutch Republic. Today, the former County of Holland consists of the two Dutch provinces of North Holland and South Holland, which together include the Netherlands' three largest cities: country capital Amsterdam; seat of government The Hague; and Rotterdam, home of Europe's largest port. Holland is situated in the west of the Netherlands. A maritime region, Holland lies on the North Sea at the mouths of the Rhine and the Meuse (Maas). It has numerous rivers and lakes and an extensive inland canal and waterway system. To the south is Zealand. The region is bordered on the east by the IJsselmeer and four different provinces of the Netherlands. Holland is protected from the sea by a long line of coastal dunes. Most of the land area behind the dunes consists of polder landscape lying well below sea level. At present the lowest point in Holland is a polder near Rotterdam, which is about seven meters below sea level. Continuous drainage is necessary to keep Holland from flooding. In earlier centuries windmills were used for this task. The landscape was (and in places still is) dotted with windmills, which have become a symbol of Holland. Holland is 7,494 square kilometres (land and water included), making it roughly 13% of the area of the Netherlands. Looking at land alone, it is 5,488 square kilometres in size. The combined population is 6.1 million. The main cities in Holland are Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. Amsterdam is formally the capital of the Netherlands and its largest city. The Port of Rotterdam is Europe's largest and most important harbour and port. The Hague is the seat of government of the Netherlands. These cities, combined with Utrecht and other smaller municipalities, effectively form a single city—a conurbation called Randstad. The Randstad area is one of the most densely populated regions of Europe, but still relatively free of urban sprawl. There are strict zoning laws. Population pressures are enormous, property values are high, and new housing is constantly under development on the edges of the built-up areas. Surprisingly, much of the province still has a rural character. The remaining agricultural land and natural areas are highly valued and protected. Most of the arable land is used for intensive agriculture, including horticulture and greenhouse agri-businesses. Image of Holland at home and abroad The predominance of Holland in the Netherlands has resulted in regionalism on the part of the other provinces. This is a reaction to the perceived threat that Holland poses to the identities and local cultures of the other provinces. The other provinces have a strong, and often negative,[9] image of Holland and the Hollanders, to whom certain qualities are ascribed within a mental geography, a conceptual mapping of spaces and their inhabitants.[10] On the other hand, some Hollanders take Holland's cultural dominance for granted and treat the concepts of "Holland" and the "Netherlands" as coincidental. Consequently, they see themselves not primarily as "Hollanders", but simply as "Dutch" (Nederlanders).[11] This phenomenon has been called "hollandocentrism".[12] Holland tends to be associated with a particular image. The stereotypical image of Holland is an artificial amalgam of tulips, windmills, clogs, cheese and traditional dress (klederdracht). As is the case with many stereotypes, this is far from the truth and reality of life in Holland. This can at least in part be explained by the active exploitation of these stereotypes in promotions of Holland and the Netherlands. In fact only in a few of the more traditional villages, such as Volendam and locations in the Zaan area, are the different costumes with wooden shoes still worn by some inhabitants.
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Reclaiming, using, and protecting wetlands, how the Dutch created the Netherlands
 
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Waterloo World Wetlands Day Public Lecture In commemoration of the Ramsar agreement, the Ecohydrology Research Group and Faculty of Science hosted a public lecture featuring Dr. Jos Verhoeven, an expert on the diversity and functioning of wetland ecosystems. The Netherlands is the common delta of three major rivers. Originally a vast expanse of salt marshes, flood plains, swamps and large bogs, the Dutch began to live there on dwelling mounds 2000 years ago. With vast areas of original wetland wilderness, the Dutch have reshaped it into their minutely controlled country, with continuous innovations in ways to control and make use of these lands.
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Land Reclamation In Holland

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Flevo Polder Area, Zuyder Zee, Holland (Netherlands). Aerial shot flying over a pumping station set in the middle of a flooded area of Flevoland which is to be reclaimed. This area is called the Polder of Flevoland in the former Zuyder Sea. Various shots inside the pumping station showing large pumps in action. These pumps have run non stop for over 200 days ridding the area to be reclaimed of over seven million gallons of water. Various shots flying over the reclamation area showing that already high spots of land are appearing in the vast expanse of water. Various shots at a Dutch landing strip of reed seed being loaded into light aircraft. Air to air shots of the light aircraft dropping the seed over the reclaimed land. The reeds aid in cleaning soil and also in further drainage of the land which is hoped to be cultivated fully by 1980. (F/G Dupe. Neg.) Date found in the old record - 04/06/1968. FILM ID:3311.13 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/ British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/
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View on the Delta Works in The Netherlands.flv
 
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The Dutch have an eternal war with water. They have conquered the sea and floods, but it was a hard fight. The Dutch built dikes to protect the country against floods. Windmills were used to pump the water out of the areas below sea level and later to drain lakes into polders, because of the need for more land. The Dutch polders are now famous scenery in Holland. The Dutch also made a large dam (Afsluitdijk) to separate the Southern Sea (Zuiderzee) from the North Sea and turned it into a giant lake, the IJsselmeer. Later on, the province of Flevoland was created as a large polder island in the IJsselmeer. Delta Works The most recent big flood was in 1953 during a giant storm. The province of Sealand (Zeeland) was flooded after the collapse of several dikes and more than 1,800 people drowned. The Dutch government decided that this must never happen again and they initiated the Delta Works, a project that lasted almost 50 years with big dikes, dams and storm surge barriers, which was completed in 1997. Before that time it was already famous worldwide. Now, the American Society of Civil Engineers recognizes it as one of the seven wonders of modern world. Since the Dutch are famous for water management, they are hired for projects all over the world. For more information, please visit www.iStip.com
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Holland's giant 'Sand Motor' bolsters coastline
 
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With more than a quarter of its territory lying below sea level, the Netherlands places a high priority on protecting its coastline. In the latest example of the country's world-renowned hydro-engineering prowess, a group of Dutch engineers has created a vast artificial sandbar close to The Hague, which is intended to protect the local coast in concert with the forces of nature. Duration: 02:02
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Why The NETHERLANDS is the World's AGRICULTURE leader? - VisualPolitik EN
 
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If we ask you who do you think is the World’s biggest potato exporter, you might answer America or maybe China… Those are big countries, with good soil and favourable climate. But despite all of this, the right answer would be the Netherlands, commonly known as Holland. In fact, they are the biggest food exporter right after the United States. This is surprising given that Netherlands is a really small, densely populated, wealthy country. All this features would make a country move away from the primary sector. They almost have no farming land and, having some of the most successful multinational corporations, it is counterintuitive that somebody would choose a job in a farm that one on the corporate world. Nonetheless, we can say Netherlands is the Silicon Valley of agriculture. Or, as they like to call themselves, the Food Valley. Thanks to the famous University of Wageningen, this country has combined rocket science with farming. But how did Netherlands achieve this success? What are the main keys for Dutch agriculture? What’s the secret of this little country? In this video, we will tell you all of that. And don't forget to visit our friend’s podcast, Reconsider Media: http://www.reconsidermedia.com/ Support us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/visualpolitik Special thanks to Cesar Bravo and Angel Gago, from AGQ Nutrition for helping us research this video: http://www.agq.com.es/en Interesting links: https://www.indexmundi.com/facts/indicators/AG.YLD.CREL.KG https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/09/holland-agriculture-sustainable-farming/ http://www.oecd.org/agriculture/agricultural-policies/49151098.pdf https://gain.fas.usda.gov/Recent%20GAIN%20Publications/Agricultural%20Economy%20and%20Policy%20Report%20-%20the%20Netherlands_The%20Hague_Netherlands_3-16-2011.pdf http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/bitstream/29083/1/rr030607.pdf https://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/statistics/factsheets_en Other videos from VisualPolitik: The GREEN REVOLUTION of NEW ZEALAND https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYbrWOfhtKY COSTA RICA, an ECOLOGICAL POWER in LATIN AMERICA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWvtXoCiWXY&t=1s
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FARMING IN NETHERLANDS
 
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Imagine growing crops on land that require the use of no fertilizers but still highly productive because its fertile, virgin land reclaimed from the sea less than 50 years ago. That’s the advantage that a lot of farmers in the Netherlands have which they say is helping avoid pollution of the environment. Joseph Opoku Gakpo went to see it. WAIT FOR CUE: FARMING IN NETHERLANDS AGRIC IN NETHERLANDS Farmers grow food without fertilizer on lands reclaimed from sea
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Nederland. NETHERLANDS  PART ONE
 
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The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located mainly in North-West Europe and with some islands in the Caribbean. Mainland Netherlandsborders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east, and shares maritime borders[ with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. It is a parliamentary democracy organised as a unitary state. The country capital is Amsterdam and the seat of government is The Hague.The Netherlands in its entirety is often referred to as "Holland", although North and South Holland are actually only two of its twelve provinces. The Netherlands is a geographically low-lying country, with about 20% of its area and 21% of its population located below sea level, and 50% of its land lying less than one metre above sea level. This distinct feature contributes to the country's name: in Dutch (Nederland), English, and in many other European languages, its name literally means "(The) Low Countries" or "Low Country". Most of the areas below sea level are man-made, caused by centuries of extensive and poorly controlled peat extraction, lowering the surface by several meters. Even in flooded areas peat extraction continued through turf dredging. From the late 16th century land reclamation started and large polder areas are now preserved through elaborate drainage systems with dikes, canals and pumping stations. Much of the Netherlands is formed by the estuary of three important European rivers, which together with their distributaries form the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta. Most of the country is very flat, with the exception of foothills in the far southeast and several low hill ranges in the central parts. The Netherlands was one of the first countries to have an elected parliament. Among other affiliations, the country is a founding member of the EU, NATO, OECD and WTO. Together with Belgium and Luxembourg it forms the Beneluxeconomic union. The Netherlands had the tenth-highest per capita income in the world in 2011. The country is host to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and five international courts: the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Court and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. The first four are situated in The Hague, as is the EU's criminal intelligence agency Europol and judicial co-operation agency Eurojust. This has led to the city being dubbed "the world's legal capital".The Netherlands has a market-based mixed economy, ranking 13th of 157 countries according to the Index of Economic Freedom. In May 2011, the Netherlands was ranked as the "happiest" country according to results published by the OECD. The nation is well known for its progressive stance on many issues, with a long tradition of social tolerance.
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Rotterdam port closes flood barrier as sea level rises
 
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SHOTLIST 1. Various of Rotterdam port, showing boats in dock and also boats moving 2. Various interiors of the main control room for the Rotterdam Port Authority 3. Various close-ups of the video display screen showing all areas of the port, including the two, white, arch-shaped flood barriers 4. Various of port officials 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tie Schellekens, Rotterdam Port Authority Spokesman: "Ten years ago we opened the flood barrier to protect the city from high water. And yesterday was for the first time that the risk was that high that the computer triggered the doors to close. So there was not a storm or something, it was a bit windy, we caught 80 metres per second. That's something usual in autumn. But the combination of northern western wind with the high water, that was something completely different. It affected the water that much that it had a height of three metres above sea level." 6. Control room 7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tie Schellekens, Rotterdam Port Authority Spokesman: "No it was not dangerous for Rotterdam but without the flood barrier, there was certain parts of Rotterdam that could have had wet feet, and that's not something we like to have, so that's why we opened the flood barrier 10 years ago and yet we had to use them." 8. Various high wides of Rotterdam port STORYLINE: A powerful storm in the North Sea triggered tidal surges and violent winds that forced Britain and the Netherlands to activate flood defences. In the Netherlands, the Rotterdam Port Authority closed the port's flood barrier on Thursday night for the first time in its 10-year history, as sea levels off the Dutch coast rose by 3 metres. The closure of the two huge barrier gates was activated by a computer programme at around 2330 local time (22:30 GMT) on Thursday night, sealing off a 40-kilometre stretch of Europe's biggest port and closing the entrance of the River Rhine to all shipping. Rotterdam Port Authority Spokesman Tie Schellekens said it was an unusual combination of weather and tidal conditions which triggered the barrier closure. "It was a bit windy, we caught 80 metres per second. That's something usual in autumn. But the combination of northern western wind with the high water, that was something completely different. It affected the water that much that it had a height of three metres above sea level," he said. The Netherlands is particularly susceptible to flooding, as large areas of the country are reclaimed land which lies below sea level. But Schellekens added the situation was not especially serious for Rotterdam. "But without the flood barrier, there was certain parts of Rotterdam that could have had wet feet." You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/673e90e65aededdbf46a1e634c2d92de Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 1788 AP Archive
Netherlands from above
 
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Drone video from Netherlands. All shots were captured on Phantom 4 Pro Plus in the late summer of 2018. The Netherlands is a country located mainly in Northwestern Europe. Together with three island territories in the Caribbean (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba), it forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Netherlands' literally means 'lower countries', referring to its low land and flat geography, with only about 50% of its land exceeding 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) above sea level. Most of the areas below sea level are the result of land reclamation beginning in the 16th century, resulting in large areas known as polders that amount to nearly 17% of the country's territory. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ondra__cervenka/
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