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de Rooij, Marijn (author)
The Meuse river facilitates important socio-economic functions. In the light of Integrated River Management (IRM), the question rises whether these functions can be facilitated in future decades (until 2050) as well. The riverbed is expected to degrade over the coming decades, just like in the past century. On top of that, the discharge regime...
master thesis 2020
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Chotkan, S.A. (author), Esmeijer, M. (author), Goerdat, R.B.S. (author), Hendriks, O. (author), Stolp, T. (author)
This report considers a possible port expansion in port of Scheveningen, The Netherlands. The problems considered are brought forwards in the plans introduced by Dr. Ir. Waterman and are tackled from multiple disciplines. These problems relate to the recharge of the freshwater-lens, reachability of the port, flood protection of the Tweede Haven,...
student report 2020
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van den Brink, Ilse (author), Goselink, Cas (author), Tatar, Karolina (author), Bohun, Simon (author), Hou, Zhe (author)
The province of South-Holland is located in a delta, where the Netherlands have been changing the landscape for centuries to keep out the water and create the productive, highly urbanised and well connected landscape it is now. Due to climate change, the water system brings about an increasing pressure in both the rivers as well as the sea. In...
student report 2020
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Ansorena Ruiz, Ruben (author)
It is widely known that climate change will cause sea level rise and larger river discharges in the close future (because more precipitation during a shorter amount of time will happen). In the Netherlands, the delta works were developed to protect the hinterland from sea-water during storm surge situations. The storm surge...
master thesis 2020
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Marijnissen, Richard (author), Kok, M. (author), Kroeze, Carolien (author), van Loon-Steensma, J.M. (author)
Integrating natural components in flood defence infrastructure can add resilience to sea-level rise. Natural foreshores can keep pace with sea-level rise by accumulating sediment and attenuate waves before reaching the adjacent flood defences. In this study we address how natural foreshores affect the future need for dike heightening. A...
journal article 2020
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Lendering, K.T. (author), Jonkman, Sebastiaan N. (author), van Ledden, Mathijs (author), Vrijling, J.K. (author)
Flood risk reduction can be provided by interventions such as raising land or constructing flood defences. This paper introduces an approach to optimise the selection of risk reduction strategies. It expands existing economic optimization approaches for flood defences, by introducing (largely) analytical formulations to include the effects of...
journal article 2020
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Wauben, Chris (author)
The Twin Dike project is an innovative concept to achieve the required flood safety while being able to preserve valuable areas. A lower, second dike is constructed behind the original existing dike. The original dike is only being strengthened to a minimal extent. The general idea behind this project is to more efficiently use the area near the...
master thesis 2019
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van Driel, Iris (author)
The coastline of South Florida has undergone a drastic change in the last century and this has had a major impact on flood safety and natural resources of its inhabitants. Natural coastlines supporting mangrove and wetland have been transformed into seawalls with buildings. It is estimated that in the last 100 years, 40 percent of the mangrove...
master thesis 2019
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Hiemstra, Koen (author)
The summer and autumn of 2018 showed the negative effects of both low-flow conditions and bed degradation over the last century on the river functions of the Dutch Rhine. These resulted in record-breaking water levels, extreme low navigation depth and subsequently nautical problems. As climate change will increase the inter-annual variability of...
master thesis 2019
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Raso, L. (author), Kwakkel, J.H. (author), Timmermans, Jos (author)
Climate change raises serious concerns for policymakers that want to ensure the success of long-term policies. To guarantee satisfactory decisions in the face of deep uncertainties, adaptive policy pathways might be used. Adaptive policy pathways are designed to take actions according to how the future will actually unfold. In adaptive...
journal article 2019
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van den Berg, Nick (author)
In the Netherlands, a new assessment method for the required safety level of primary flood defences is introduced in the Water Act. It is estimated that currently roughly 1900 kilometres of flood protection does not meet the safety requirements for the future (Jonkman, Jorissen, Schweckendieck & Van den Bos, 2017). Past flood defence...
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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Raso, L. (author), Weijs, S. V. (author), Werner, M. (author)
Uncertainty reduces reliability and performance of water system operations. A decision-maker can take action, accepting the present uncertainty and facing its risks, or reduce uncertainty by first obtaining additional information. Information, however, comes at a cost. The decision-maker must therefore efficiently use his/her resources,...
journal article 2018
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Kramer, Victor (author)
Building wind turbines near flood defences has numerous advantages over other locations on land. The water authorities, which own the land of the flood defence, will only permit the turbines if the flood protection assessment satisfies the safety standard after the wind turbines have been constructed. There are three types of failure of a wind...
master thesis 2017
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van der Hoek, Alexander (author), de Heer, Danny (author), van Olst, Bart (author), van Leeuwen, Pauline (author), van den Kerkhoff, Roy-Matthieu (author)
Jakarta is heavily subjected to land subsidence. Due to this subsidence, the city is sinking further to under sea level. This has influence on the flood safety, both from an extreme sea event as an extreme rainfall event. The major cause of the subsidence is assumed to be the groundwater extraction, which takes place due to a lack of piped water...
student report 2017
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Scheltes, M.P. (author), Oosterwegel, M. (author), Elzinga, L. (author), Levinson, M.A. (author), Alkema, S.H. (author)
Ho Chi Minh City is flooded on a regular basis due to the lack of flood protection. Plans have been made to protect the city from flooding in the future and therefore a barrier is built at Phu Dinh. This barrier needs to fulfil three requirements. Firstly it should protect HCMC against a flood, as well resulting from tidal waves as from peak...
student report 2016
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Blom, J. (author), Caminada, I. (author), Colina Alonso, A. (author), Nientker, G. (author), Rijper, H. (author), Stoop, N. (author)
The objective of this research is to make a general framework, that when run through one can find a suitable measure to make a particular area in Myanmar flood proof. Myanmar suffers from yearly floods that have a huge impact on the population. Making an area flood proof is therefore one of the objectives of the civilian government. In this...
student report 2016
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van Vuren, S. (author), de Vriend, H.J. (author), Barneveld, Hermjan (author)
Over the course of centuries, river systems have been heavily trained for the purpose of safe discharge of water, sediment and ice, and improves navigation. Traditionally, dikes are used to be reinforced and heightened to protect countries from ever higher flood levels. Other types of solutions than technical engineering solutions, such as...
journal article 2016
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Hijma, M. (author), Van der Meij, R. (author), Lam, K.S. (author)
The subsurface plays an important role when assessing flood risk and its build up has to be known in considerable detail to properly determine the chance of flood-protection failure. Currently, the subsurface below flood-protections is often characterized by geotechnical cross sections that are constructed using e.g. cone penetration tests (CPTs...
conference paper 2015
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Fliervoet, J.M. (author), Geerling, G.W. (author), Mostert, E. (author), Smits, A.J.M. (author)
Until recently, governmental organizations played a dominant and decisive role in natural resource management. However, an increasing number of studies indicate that this dominant role is developing towards a more facilitating role as equal partner to improve efficiency and create a leaner state. This approach is characterized by complex...
journal article 2015
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