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Roest, J.C. (author)
The United States of America – and more specific the state of Illinois – are dealing with a problem of Asian carps spreading from inward waterways to the Great Lakes. The Asian carp was originally brought to America to be used in study?s on agricultural pounds, but escaped after series of flooding. The Asian carp has no natural enemies in the...
master thesis 2016
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Schlepers, M.H. (author)
The frequency of hurricanes along any 80 km segment of the Coast of Texas is about 1 in 6 years (Roth,2009). On average, 4 major hurricanes (category 3 or higher) occur every century in the Houston-Galveston Region (Needham and Keim, 2011). In addition, the region is very vulnerable: Houston is the fourth biggest city in the US, over 6 million...
master thesis 2015
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Karimi, I. (author)
Hurricane Ike made landfall on 13th of September 2008 on the Galveston Island in the Texas area. This hurricane is the third-costliest hurricane that ever has made landfall in the United States and the costliest hurricane in the history of the Texas. The possible future disasters should be prevented by using the best practices and existing...
master thesis 2014
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De Vries, P.A.L. (author)
In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Ike to the Galveston Bay Area, Texas, United States in September 2008, several proposals emerged to protect the region against future storm surges. One of them is a coastal spine called the ’Ike Dike’. A challenge for this 160 km [100 mi] long flood protection is to cross Bolivar Roads, a 2.8 km...
master thesis 2014
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Van Breukelen, M.C. (author)
An ambition is that in the near future more inflatable dams can be applied as storm surge barriers. Hence, the main objective of this study is to investigate the applicability of rubber storm surge barriers at larger scales than currently applied. To achieve this objective the inflatable barrier concept (inflatable barriers applied as storm...
master thesis 2013
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De Boom, L. (author)
Flood protection of the land around an estuary has been important for the Netherlands since the floodings of 1953. There are several types of possible solutions. For example; levee heightening, construction of a dam or a storm surge barrier. All these solutions have certain disadvantages, like costs or environmental impact. Another option is a...
master thesis 2013
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Tromp, R.L. (author)
The Mekong Delta is located in the South of Vietnam, where the Mekong River flows into the East Sea. The Mekong Delta is responsible for producing half of the national food volume for Vietnam. Socio-economic and agricultural development in particular, have encountered several restrictive factors though: decreasing amount of agricultural land,...
master thesis 2013
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