On Monday 16 December, project team member and PhD candidate Adriaan Duiveman pitched a scenario during the Kenniscafé in De Balie, Amsterdam. During the evening, 15 scientists and scholars sketched their visions of the future, ranging from breakthroughs in solar energy to surveillance in the digital age.
Adriaan’s scenario connects the research of the DWD group to the current-day, urgent issues of climate crisis and flood risks in the Netherlands. The Dutch national identity is intertwined with the story of a collective “struggle against the water”. In his pitch, Adriaan nuances this story and highlights its potential dangers in the new circumstances of rising sea levels and more extreme weather conditions.