55% of The Netherlands is prone to flooding if water levels keep on rising and storms become more severe due to climate change. What are we doing to prevent ourselves from getting wet feet? Through which technological innovations are we shaping the land we live in? And are we able to tame it or will nature eventually take over and wash us all away mercilessly?
Luckily the Dutch are famous for their water management skills. From the early middle ages we have reclaimed and defended our land from the sea. Water is in our genes. However this time it's different, in a way it is paradoxical that we are fighting against a natural force that we have now made even more powerful ourselves by contributing to the rapidly changing climate.
How are we dealing with the rising water levels and their consequences? ‘Wet Feet’ depicts the typical Dutchman and his determination to keep our little low lands dry.