Water wizards: reshaping wet nature and society

  title={Water wizards: reshaping wet nature and society},
  author={Erik van der Vleuten and C. Disco},
  journal={History and Technology},
  pages={291 - 309}
The article investigates how humans ‘networked’ wet nature and how this affected the shaping of Dutch society. First, it takes a grand view of Dutch history and describes how wet network building intertwined with the shaping of the Dutch landscape, its economy and its polity. Second, it investigates the specific challenges of wet network building—integrating potentially conflicting uses of water into one design—for the case of the national fresh water supply network (1940–1971). Finally, it… Expand
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