Dutch Dikes - Out now!

date: 11 Dec 2014
The moment we've all been waiting for! Our book with the results of our research Dutch Dikes / Dijken van Nederland is out now! Everything about Dutch Dikes in one book! Be sure to check the website http://dutchdikes.net for the interactive map.

Relevance
Approximately 9.4 million people live in the Netherlands behind the dikes. The Dutch are never 100% safe behind their dikes: in a high water situation these people may face a major flood. Subsidence and changing climate have major impact on the Dutch delta and the Dutch dike system. They led in 2014 to the start of the new Delta Plan: by 2050, the Netherlands must be climate-proof, by ensuring that the dikes can be adapted to climate conditions. This is why building, reinforcing and maintaining the networks of dikes is a never-ending task. Dutch Dikes presents an overview of the dikes in their current state, as well as it offers a look towards the future.

About the Research
What would the Netherlands be without dikes? One thing is certain: it would not exist in its current form. Knowledge and practice about building and maintaining dikes together in one overview is the main result of the research. This knowledge contributes to the Delta Plan and has got a couple of firsts: the dike map, showing the location of the Dutch Dikes and their role in the network, flood defence or not. From winter dikes to summer dikes, from sea dikes to waterline dikes, and from dreamers to guardians: all types of dikes are brought together in a unique, systematic genealogy. With 43 different dike types and 9 different dike systems the Netherlands has got the most elaborate and diverse dikes network in the world.

About the Book
Dutch Dikes offers a complete overview of the Netherlands’ most important invention: the dike. Based on the first map of dikes in the Netherlands, the dikes are characterised, explained and categorised in all their diversity. In addition, the book features a surplus of dike anecdotes and in-depth portrayals of 40 of the 100 most remarkable Dutch dikes. The authors show the technical, cultural and historical sides of the dikes, as well as a glimpse of the future: the Dutch dikes as the parks of the twenty-first century.

With contributions by
Tracy Metz (John Adams Institute, NRC Handelsblad), Eric Luiten (Appointed Dutch State Advisor for Landscape and Water), Steffen Nijhuis (Delft University of Technology), Hans Renes (Utrecht University, VU University) en Henk Ovink (Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Taskforce) and a foreword by Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen

Eric-Jan Pleijster, Cees van der Veeken (LOLA landscape architects)
€ 49.50 | publication date: 12 December 2014
ISBN 978-94-6208-151-2 | English | hardcover | 344 p | 24.5 x 32.5 cm | richly illustrated | design: Koehorst in ’t Veld | nai010 publishers | in association with the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, Deltares, the Flood Protection Programme, and TU Delft’s Department of Landscape Architecture | with support from Creative Industries Fund NL

Dutch edition: Dijken van Nederland ISBN 978-94-6208-150-5 € 49.50
English e-book: Dutch Dikes ISBN 978-94-6208-215-1 € 39.50
Dutch e-book: Dijken van Nederland ISBN 978-94-6208-214-4 € 39.50
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