Stijn Wiersma

Student: Bornego College Lyceum

Hi, my name is Stijn Wiersma, I am 18 years old and I come from the Netherlands. As we speak I am preparing for my exams which will take place next month, after which I will study Chemical Engineering at the university in Groningen. In winter I am working as a ski- and snowboardinstructor at the local indoor ski school, which did not go as expected this season because of the coronavirus so I am really looking forward to being on the slopes again. Furthermore, I really enjoy playing sports outside, going out with friends and cooking for my family. Although the SJWP contest is online this year, I am really looking forward to hearing everyone’s ideas:)

Tell us what the water concern in your country is!

As a big part of the Netherlands is below sea level, we don’t really like rising sea levels here. Also low inland water levels in summer are a big problem because a lot of plants dry out too much and eventually die.

This is what I think is one of the solutions for a sustainable future:

Increase the effectiveness of water usage by reducing the amount of water needed. A lot of agricultural grounds have enough room for improvement when looking at the amount of water is being used per square kilometer.


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