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Al Jazeera report on water shortage in The Netherlands

Updated: Jul 18, 2019


An exceptionally long period of high temperatures and very little rainfall has taken hold of most of Northern Europe. The Netherlands is going through its driest summer in recorded history with a record drought having a big impact on nature and agriculture. The country which has spent most of its history fighting to keep the water out, now needs to find solutions to deal with droughts which will become ever more frequent in a rapidly changing climate.


Working with reporter Fleur Launspach, I shot and edited this report for Al Jazeera English.



Inspectors checking the dike (flood barrier) at Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel. Photo: Fleur Launspach



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