The Netherlands’ government, business and civil society are well known in the world of water for their forward-thinking and problem-solving ways. (This is probably due to the fact that much of the country sits below sea level.) As such, the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency launched a project called “The geography of future water challenges” that addresses some prominent world water crises.
Split into three parts entitled, “Setting the scene,” “Mapping hotspots” and “Bending the trend,” the website identifies the water-related problems and promises, while mixing in visualizations, charts and case studies. The project reminds people that water is “precious resource, but it can also be a threat. We can have too much of it, or too little, or it may be too dirty to use.”