Record nummer 2049552
Titel artikel How the Dutch plan to stay dry over the next century
Auteur(s) Stive, M.J.F. ; Fresco, L.O. ; Kabat, P. ; Parmet, B.W.A.H. ; Veerman, C.P.
Tijdschrifttitel Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Civil engineering
Deel(Jaar)Nummer 164(2011)3
Paginering 114 - 121
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Trefwoorden (cab) hoogwaterbeheersing / regionale planning / zuidwest-nederland
Rubrieken Landgebruiksplanning / Waterbeheer (algemeen)
Publicatie type Artikel
Taal Engels
Toelichting (Engels) Over two-thirds of the Netherlands’ economy and half its population is below sea level. The Dutch government recently set out far-reaching recommendations on how to keep the country flood-proof over the next century given the likelihood of rising sea levels and river flows. This paper explains the recommendations, which are based on a gradual upgrading of safety standards in the light of economic growth and group casualty risk, together with triggers provided by debates and data on climate change. It concludes that protection is feasible both technically and economically, costing up to €3 billion a year, and that the approach could be useful for other low-lying areas.
Betrokken instanties Technische Universiteit Delft, Faculteit der Civiele Techniek, Afdeling Waterbouwkunde en Geotechniek
Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu (IenM)
Alterra WUR
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