Human Environment Interaction . 12.3.
The Netherlands is a country that historically is associated with water management. For survival, the Dutch had to be inventive and developed a highly sophisticated manner to live with water. The high population density (465 persons/ square mile) combined with an economy largely related to transport, navigation and ports, results in pressure on space and environment that has to be managed carefully.
Dutch also Created Terpens which are elevated land that provide safety for people during floods
Builders are using wooden pilings to help support the buildings on top of the swampy land. The buildings are so heavy that it is causing Venice to sink
Forests were cleared around Venice for the wood. This caused mass deforestation around Italy and Slovenia