To day or not to day #117: In the Netherlands, water has unconsciously - and wrongly - become a stranger. Water is the rejected child in the Netherlands. It was barely or not at all on the agenda at the recent local elections. But the water issue is too big and too urgent to ignore.
Source: Het Financieele dagblad, Saturday 12 April 2014. Essay by Henk W. J. Ovink (Rebuild by Design, senior adviser to the Presidential Task Force Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding, formerly Deputy Director-General for Water and Environment, Ministry for Infrastructure and Environment)