Like many parts of the world, the Netherlands experienced heavy rainfall this year. But unlike its neighboring countries, it averted disastrous floods.
So if one of the most flood-prone countries in the world can avoid catastrophic flooding, are there lessons we can adapt for a wetter future due to climate change?
Henk Ovink, the Netherlands' first special envoy for international water affairs, joins us from Glasgow.
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This segment aired on November 12, 2021.