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Veerhuis, Lex (author), Kolen, B. (author), Kok, M. (author), Riedstra, D. (author)
Design-criteria for flood-defences have a legal character in the Netherlands. Formerly, these flood protection standards were based on design-waterlevels, where a flood defence was implicitly supposed not to fail below this waterlevel. Since knowledge regarding dike-failure improved, a new risk approach has been developed based on a social cost...
abstract 2017
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Kolen, B. (author), Zethof, Marit (author), de Bruijn, Karin (author), Hazenoot, Evert (author)
The central issue for authorities (as well as the public) is how and when to respond to forecasted extreme water levels on rivers, lakes and along the coast and large-scale flooding is an actual risk. The decision-making process is influenced by contradicting information, overloads and gaps in information, rumours, uncertainties in forecasts,...
abstract 2017
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Kolen, B. (author), van Alphen, J (author)
An integrated flood risk management (IFRM) strategy consist of a comprehensive set of measures to reduce the risk: protective measures (to reduce the probability of a flood), and land use planning and disaster management (to reduce the consequences of a flood. In the Netherlands this is called a ‘multiple layer safety approach’, other countries...
abstract 2017