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TED Talk: “Why Isn’t the Netherlands Underwater?”

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March 2020 by TED-Ed

In January 1953, a tidal surge shook the North Sea. The titanic waves flooded the Dutch coastline, killing almost 2,000 people. 54 years later, a similar storm threatened the region. But this time, they were ready. This was thanks to a massive, interlocking system known as the Delta Works—the most sophisticated flood prevention project in the world. Stefan Al dives into this marvel of engineering. (Directed by JodyPrody, narrated by Addison Anderson, music by André Aires / AIM Creative Studios).

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