THE HAGUE: The Netherlands declared an official water shortage on Wednesday as the low-lying “land of water” was hit by Europe’s sweltering summer.
The Dutch government said it was eyeing further measures to conserve water amid a drought, and authorities have already imposed limits on farming and shipping.
The country is protected from the sea by a famed system of dams, dykes and canals but remains particularly vulnerable to climate change.
“The Netherlands is a land of water, but here too our water is precious,” Infrastructure and Water Management Minister Mark Harbers said in a statement.
Published in Dawn, August 4th, 2022