ERIC Number: ED190420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
I.D.G. Bulletin 1978/79.
Information and Documentation Centre for the Geography of the Netherlands, Utrecht.
The document focuses on the relationship of land and water in the Netherlands. Information, presented in expository, tabular, photographic, and cartographic form, is arranged in four major sections. Section I, which contains the bulk of the document, discusses water and landscape in geography; water in the Netherlands as a source of food, recreation, and transportation; water pollution; land reclamation projects throughout Holland; the role of water in town planning; and water engineering. Emphasis is placed on the strong influence of water in the Dutch landscape--a positive influence in the sense that it affords countless possibilities for economic development and a negative influence in the sense that it constantly threatens to overrun the land. Section II presents statistics on area and land use, population, and the Dutch economy. Section III, entitled "Brief Notes," surveys problems of transportation, river crossings, water engineering, and physical planning. A directory of water-related organizations in the Netherlands is also included. Section IV describes the aims and activities of the Information and Documentation Centre for the Geography of the Netherlands. (DB)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Economic Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy, Engineering, Environmental Influences, Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Human Geography, Land Use, Physical Geography, Social Studies, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Urbanization, Utilities, Water Pollution, Water Resources
Information and Document Centre for the Geography of the Netherlands, Heidelberglann, 2, 3508 TC, Utrecht, Netherlands (free)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Geographic
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Information and Documentation Centre for the Geography of the Netherlands, Utrecht.
Note: For related documents, see ED 151 257 and SO 012 683. Photographs and maps throughout the text may not reproduce clearly from EDRS in paper copy.