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Holland is relocating homes to make more room for high water

22 Jun 2016, PRI

Dikes once protected an area near Nijmegen from flooding, but under a new policy for managing rising water levels due to climate change, the dikes have been moved back to allow a branch of the Rhine River to broaden out into its historic floodplain. The "room for the river" policy is meant to allow flooding in some areas in order to prevent worse flooding elsewhere.


    Sendai Framework
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    Ministry of Security and Justice (Min. VenJ/NCTV)
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