Water Biography and Timeline
The Water Biography and Timeline forms the foundation of our research into the historical development of the landscape of Curaçao and its fresh watermanagement practices and traditions. The biography links 3 water related subjects with the Timeline that shows historical events and developments on the island;
- Land Use Changes with an impact on the waterscape, water management and ultimately the water cycle;
- Fresh water resource management systems and spatial development in relation to the natural and cultural rooi- and dam-system;
- Water stories displays the soci0-cultural and economic dimension and significance of water in the Curaçaoan society.
The Water Biography and Timeline provided lessons from the past for a resilient future. The lessons are incorporated in our Nature and Heritage Inspired Water Sensitive Planning Approach for Curaçao.
©Suzanne Loen / LILA Living Landscapes
Published 3 March 2022
This project is executed in collaboration with Claudia Kraan from NAAM (National Archeological Anthropological Memory Management Curaçao) and financially supported by Creative Industries Fund NL.