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1 s640-7PubEng: J.E.M.H. van Bronswijk 1 Water, Green and Health Fate of Nature

2 s640-7PubEng: J.E.M.H. van Bronswijk 2 Urban Planning and Health - Subsurface Safety - Soil attributed Risks - Biotic Risks - Water Risks & Safety - (Public) Transport - Plan only health-supportive buildings - Social Security - Societal Coherence - Towards a new Governance

3 s640-7PubEng: J.E.M.H. van Bronswijk 3 Little Natural Variation in NL - Only 3º Latitude and 4° Longitude 50°45´ North; 3°21’-7°13’ East - Almost no diversity in altitude 6.7 m (Prins Alexanderpolder) to 321 m (Vaals) - Mean Summer Temperature: 1°C variation 16°C near the coast, 17° inland - Mean Winter Temperature: 1°C variation 3°C near the coast, 2° inland - 3 Soil Types in 2(3) variants Sand (+/- Lyme; +/- Salt), Clay/Loam, Peat/Bog Dutch Nature comes from the farmer, hunter, beekeeper, peat digger and the impolder crew !

4 s640-7PubEng: J.E.M.H. van Bronswijk 4 Persons versus other Mammals Nice little animal – CreepNice little animal – Creep Sound - NoiseSound - Noise Scent - StenchScent - Stench Nice droppings – Dirty messNice droppings – Dirty mess Natural behaviour - Snap / bite / scratchNatural behaviour - Snap / bite / scratch Natural course – Infectious DiseaseNatural course – Infectious Disease

5 s640-7PubEng: J.E.M.H. van Bronswijk 5 Space for Homo sapiens Other Mammalians and Birds are interesting neighbours, but: -Stuffed City: Which species and how many? -Civil Liability: Who pays the Harmed Citizen? -Compulsory Information on Dangers: Who manages the Risks? -Wildlife is Terrific: and just as dangerous as other terrific phenomena?

6 s640-7PubEng: J.E.M.H. van Bronswijk 6 Preventing Lyme Disease Inform the general public and family physicians of the risk of ‘nature’, also in and adjacent to residential areasInform the general public and family physicians of the risk of ‘nature’, also in and adjacent to residential areas Remove foxes from residential areasRemove foxes from residential areas Place warning signs in infested areas, also mentioning safe clothing and safe conductPlace warning signs in infested areas, also mentioning safe clothing and safe conduct forest management should include laying out of 2 m wide and hardened forest paths for safe passageforest management should include laying out of 2 m wide and hardened forest paths for safe passage

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8 s640-7PubEng: J.E.M.H. van Bronswijk 8 Anti-malaria Poster from the 1st half of the 20 th century Ziet gij muggen lang van poot Aarzelt niet, maar slaat ze dood Translation: Do you see mosquitoes long of legs ? Don’t wait, squeeze them to death

9 s640-7PubEng: J.E.M.H. van Bronswijk 9 Soil Infiltration of Collected Rainfall Disappearance of oligotroph sand & peat soilDisappearance of oligotroph sand & peat soil Replenish Ground Water for Potable Water ProductionReplenish Ground Water for Potable Water Production Spreading of marsh-related diseasesSpreading of marsh-related diseases Re-introduction of temperate-climate malariaRe-introduction of temperate-climate malaria Increase of drowning RiskIncrease of drowning Risk

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