The film 'Waterproof' throws light on research projects from the NWO social sciences programme 'VAM' ('Vulnerability, Adaptation and Mitigation'). This programme stimulates scientific research into the social, behavioural and legal aspects of climate change. One of the research projects in the film considers what the Netherlands can learn from countries where floods regularly occur. Wessels: "The researchers have examined a developing country such as Mozambique where large-scale flooding and coastal erosion are no longer exceptional events. How do the people there deal with the effects of climate change and what can we in the Netherlands learn from this?" Further the film takes a look at research into the impact of climate change on coastal tourism as well as examining a study into how the inland shipping in the Netherlands will be affected by rising river levels.
The 30-minute long film was premiered at the VAM conference 'Are we prepared for extreme weather conditions?' in Groningen on 19 November 2008.
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