In this photo taken March 28, 2012, amphibious houses are seen in the harbor of the IJburg neighborhood in Amsterdam. IJburg is a new district in the eastern part of town that’s surrounded by water. The Netherlands, a third of which lies below sea level, has been managing water since the Middle Ages and has thus emerged as a pioneer in the field, exporting its expertise to Indonesia, China, Thailand, Dubai and the Republic of the Maldives, an Indian Ocean archipelago that, with a maximum elevation of about 8 feet, is the world's lowest country.
In this photo taken March 28, 2012, amphibious houses are seen in the harbor of the IJburg neighborhood in Amsterdam. IJburg is a new district in the eastern part of town that’s surrounded by water. The Netherlands, a third of which lies below sea level, has been managing water since the Middle Ages and has thus emerged as a pioneer in the field, exporting its expertise to Indonesia, China, Thailand, Dubai and the Republic of the Maldives, an Indian Ocean archipelago that, with a maximum elevation of about 8 feet, is the world's lowest country. Margriet Faber AP
In this photo taken March 28, 2012, amphibious houses are seen in the harbor of the IJburg neighborhood in Amsterdam. IJburg is a new district in the eastern part of town that’s surrounded by water. The Netherlands, a third of which lies below sea level, has been managing water since the Middle Ages and has thus emerged as a pioneer in the field, exporting its expertise to Indonesia, China, Thailand, Dubai and the Republic of the Maldives, an Indian Ocean archipelago that, with a maximum elevation of about 8 feet, is the world's lowest country. Margriet Faber AP