The Netherlands is the country of water, no country in the world whose history is so intertwined with water as the Netherlands. Trade over water, protection against water, living below sea level. Water has shaped the Netherlands in the past and will continue to do so in the future. Due to the influence of Global Warming, water will increasingly take a prominent place on the world agenda, and Dutch expertise in water management will be used in more and more places due to rising sea levels. But water is not only a problem, it is also a gift, the gift of life. It is no coincidence that scientists first look for the presence of water when searching for life beyond this planet. Currently, in the energy transition, the possibilities of water, such as storing energy in the form of hydrogen, are being explored, and the pioneering role that the Netherlands can play in this field is creating numerous new opportunities. More than tulips, cheese, and Van Gogh, water symbolizes this country. With the Waterdrager (The Water-Carrier), The Hague will have a new landmark that embodies the significance of water for this country in all its aspects.