Synopsis by Alice Day
The challenges faced by a country that lies below sea level are experienced by the Dutch, who continue to fight the forces that threaten to inundate its land. Through a system of pumping, dykes, sea walls, windmills, and damming, its populace has managed to counter some of its water difficulties. Technology Starters: The War Against Water examines the methods used by the Netherlands to keep flooding to a minimum, and to maintain its agricultural interests. The technology used to fight the rising waters is constantly being tested, and heavy storms exact their toll.