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Floating Buildings

Clip: Season 40 Episode 17 | 1m 37s

For generations, the Dutch have regarded the water surrounding them as an enemy, building dams and dykes to fend it off. But with climate scientists predicting sea level rises and increased flooding, some engineers are taking a different approach. Their solution? Floating buildings, which work with the water rather than against it, creating a real-life water world.

Aired: 10/09/13

Rating: NR

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