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Econ 050: What are the water boards?

Date:20 March 2019
Econ 050 is a podcast on economics and business made by the Faculty of Economics and Business in collaboration with the Northern Times.
Econ 050 is a podcast on economics and business made by the Faculty of Economics and Business in collaboration with the Northern Times.

Water management may not seem like an especially sexy topic, but in a country where about one-third of the ground is below sea level, it can be a matter of life or death. Water management has been a part of Dutch history since long before the Netherlands was even a single unified country, but most Dutch people don’t exactly know what the government entity that manages the water, the water boards, actually do. Find out in this new episode of podcast Econ 050: an interview with Feb's Corine Hoeben.

Hoeben recently carried out research into the difference in water board taxation rates across the country. She explained what this vitally important but little understood branch of government really does, and why your vote matters. Listen to the full episode here.