Learning from the Dutch model for dealing with disasters

The World

What can we learn about fire from water? Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans, urban planners sought advice from the Dutch about how to deal with too much water. What if you could apply Dutch lessons to dealing with fire? Host Marco Werman finds out from Crystal Kolden, who teaches fire management at the University of Idaho.

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