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(Archive) Embassy of Water

In the Embassy of Water water comes first

This project was part of DDW 2020
Pingyuan Reservoir, Zhaodong City, China — © Image by Overview, source imagery by Maxar

On the eve of a major transition, the Embassy of Water offers a new perspective on the foundational element that is water. What if we put water first? Are we going to borrow and take care of it, instead of just using it? Find out what water needs for it to become healthy and resilient.

The Dutch have been used to leading excess water directly to the sea for centuries. But due to climate change we experience more periods of drought and downpours. This requires a different way of dealing with water. What happens if we stop taking this pre