Drought, flooding. Water is the main environmental problem of the near future, already the cause of wars. How did we deal with water in the past?
This summer, the results of a large research project into the history of water were published in a special issue of the journal Environment and History. Our board member Petra van Dam was involved in the set up and coordination of papers and books.
On 6 September, in Utrecht, the PhD student in the project, Heleen Kole, will defend her thesis ‘Inspraak of doorbraak? Participatie in het bestuur van twee waterschappen voor 1800: Bunschoten en Mastenbroek.’ For more information on the defense ceremony, see the Utrecht University website.
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