Smart Rivers : flood protection based on the 'DNA of a river'
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Bart Peters ... [et al.]
|Auteur(s)||Peters, B. ; Willems, D. ; Winkelhagen, A. ; Greve, A.|
|[S.l.] : ARK Natuurontwikkeling|
|Toelichting||To cope with higher river discharges and prolonged droughts due to climate change and the effects of human river modification, we need innovative solutions. Conventional hard infra structure flood management solutions – like higher dykes, canalisation and dams – often have drawbacks and don’t anticipate and stimulate a broader ecological and economic development of riverscapes. The Netherlands has a long term tradition in combating floods by creating more room for the river (see page 6). This is done by digging out original side channels, lowering flood plains and allocating winter dikes. In this way the Dutch combine flood prevention with largescale nature rehabilitation.|