Dutch Waterworks Worldwide
Photo of the Lake Biwa Water Channel in Kyoto photographed by Dutch photographer Luuk Kramer in 2018 as part of his project Dutch Waterworks Worldwide.
Dutch Waterworks Worldwide is a project about waterworks designed by Dutch civil engineers around the world. The kick-off of the project was in Japan, as many Dutch civil engineers were employed by the Japanese government at the end of the 18th/beginning of the 19th century to design and construct large civil engineering projects.
Kramer has also covered Surinam and South Africa, and will continue his work in the coming period leading him to countries as Indonesia, America, Russia, Poland, Brasil, Sri-Lanka and India.
Article on the connection between the Lake Biwa Water Channel and Dutch civil engineer de Rijke.
De Rijke also designed sabo dams in other parts of Kyoto prefecture.