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Neisingh, Wouter (author)
A large part of the world population lives in deltas or in the vicinity of a river which provides many advantages, such as access to transportation, food and drinking water. Inundating floodplains are a natural and recurring phenomenon which is for instance a way to irrigate soils, but drawbacks occur when people or infrastructure are harmed by ...
master thesis 2018
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Torres Dueñas, Luisa (author)
Tropical cyclones generate risk of compound flooding in coastal watersheds due to both precipitation and storm surge. For regions prone to this phenomenon, it is clear that in order to properly quantify flood hazard...
master thesis 2018
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Wubben, Dennis (author)
Changes in the Earth’s climate system do have consequences for the river discharges. The development of the future climate is uncertain, which causes uncertainty in the future extreme river discharges. For flood protection considerations, it is important to quantify the climate uncertainties and its effects on extreme river discharges. In this...
master thesis 2018
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Niazi, M Hassan Khan (author), Sigalas, Nikos (author), Scott, Fred (author), Grossmann, Florian (author), Damdam, Khaled (author)
In the Netherlands flood protection is immensely important for the safety of the nation. The shocking outcome of the 1953 flooding proves this point. In modern days, the development of socioeconomic and climate change factors casts doubt on the effectiveness of conventional approaches to flood risk management. Consequently, this project explored...
student report 2018
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Stam, Martine (author)
Flood defenses are important to keep large parts of the Netherlands dry. These primary flood defences
are every twelve years assessed on safety during the Dutch national safety assessment. In 2017, the new
safety standards (WBI2017) were introduced. These stricter standards caused that in total 251 km of the
primary flood defences...
master thesis 2018
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Bader, Daan (author), de Wit, Edward (author), Kras, Etienne (author), Lambregts, Stef (author), Woudenberg, Pieter (author), Harrewijn, Thomas (author)
The Clarence River catchment is located in the state of New South Wales (NSW), on the east coast of Australia. The lower Clarence Valley is an area covering approximately 1000 square kilometers and is located on the downstream part of the Clarence River. Due to heavy rainfall, the Clarence River discharge can increase from an average 160 m3/s to...
student report 2018
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de Vries, Rinze (author)
Flood risk is increasing due to climate change and the growth of the potential consequences of flooding. Analysing how flood-proof the spatial plan is, therefore becomes more important. Since most spatial planners have limited knowledge concerning flood risk, the Netherlands’ Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management commissioned...
master thesis 2018
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Torres Alves, Gina (author)
Ecuadorian cities that are located near banks of rivers or near the sea and that have low elevation respect to sea level are more exposed to floods (MIDUVI, 2015). This research will focus on the study of the Guayas river basin, which encloses the city of Guayaquil, the most populated city of the country with 2’578.201 inhabitants where 993.123...
student report 2018
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Godfroij, Maartje (author)
The main objective of this thesis is to assess the effectiveness of Nature-based Solutions in reducing flood risk in the Galveston Bay by means of wave attenuation. The methodology to answer these questions consists of both literature review and numerical modelling. The wave height reducing capabilities of marsh vegetation, seagrass meadows and...
master thesis 2017
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Liu, Feihong (author)
Flooding is one of the most frequent and terrible natural disasters. For the coastal areas connecting inland with the open sea, the occurrence of flooding could be caused by high flows from inland rivers or high-water levels at open sea (e.g., from tsunamis or storm surge). There is also one extreme case that high sea level and high inland flow...
master thesis 2017
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Van Osselen, K.R. (author)
Dutch flood protections are assessed every five to six years in a nationwide safety assessment round. During the last assessment round large dike stretches in the Dutch Wadden Sea could not meet the safety requirements, and were assessed with failure. Dike strengthening is therefore needed in these areas. However, in front of these dike salt...
master thesis 2016
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Verschuur, J. (author)
River floods are considered one of the most important natural disasters and causes huge damages every year, both in economic consequences and fatalities. Out of historical perspectives, human settlements are located in fertile and economic attractive delta regions. Deltas tend to be constantly changing nodes of economic and urban growth leading...
bachelor thesis 2016
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Suijkens, Sven (author)
The global economical losses caused by flooding have increased over the last 50 years (IPCC, 2014; UNISDR, 2013). Deltares and HKV are developing new methods to quantify flood risk on a global scale. A Flood Risk Assessment Tool (FIAT) is used to performcalculations. The definition of risk is hazard x exposure x vulnerability. FIAT is able to...
bachelor thesis 2015
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Miller, A.L. (author)
After the catastrophic flooding of New Orleans due to hurricane Katrina in the year 2005, the city’s hurricane protection system has been improved to provide protection against storms with at least a 100 year return period. This thesis investigates the risk to life in the post-Katrina situation for the New Orleans metro bowl. The risk to life is...
master thesis 2011
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