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Meijer, Friso (author)
From the 3500 kilometers of primary flood defenses in the Netherlands, a third does not comply with the current standards. As a result, over 700 kilometers will be strengthened in the upcoming years. Traditional strengthening of dikes consists of strengthening with soil and requires space that is often not available. Further strengthening of...
master thesis 2019
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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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Honingh, Dorien (author)
Plastic debris in water systems form a major problem for our ecosystem because it is extremely persistent in the environment and the global plastic production is still increasing without adequate measures to prevent pollution. Apart from the importance of reducing the amount of plastic entering the ocean, clearing the rivers from debris is...
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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van Buggenum, Laura (author)
Transition experiments are thought to be important tools for achieving transformational change in the urban water system. The governance of these experiments is described as a key factor in the success of these experiments. This paper sets out to operationalize and validate an evaluative scheme for the appraisal of transition experiments. This...
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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van der Meulen, Geert (author)
Sea levels are rising globally and the melting Antarctic ice sheet is attributed to be the primary contributor. Due to the deep uncertainty of the causal representative carbon pathways, the plausible range of sea levels rise varies between 0,26 - 2,43 m for 2100 and 0,50 - 15,52 m for 2300. To address deep uncertainty, decision making methods...
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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Lambert, Ingrid (author), Parodi, Matteo (author), Vieira Passos, Marlon (author), Caldera, Ganga (author), Almadhoun, Yasser (author)
Relative sea level rise and climate change represent long-term threats for the ecosystems and flood defence system in the Wadden Sea. Moreover, the flood-dominant tidal basins in the area lead to sedimentation in the navigational channels used by the ferry services that connect the mainland to the Dutch Wadden islands. This report provides flood...
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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Knulst, K. (author)
To research if the current practice of mandating individual flood risk assessments supports the goal of an optimal flood risk a case study is performed in this thesis. The flood risk in 2050 is assessed for the liquid bulk storage terminals of the company Vopak located in and near the Botlek area of Rotterdam harbor. The used flood risk...
master thesis 2017
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Brakel, L. (author), Keyzer, L. (author), Hasper, Y. (author), Legêne, M. (author), Willemse, J. (author), van der Stap, E. (author)
This report is the result of a study which aims to understand both the source and severity of flood risk in Cartagena de Indias, Bolívar, Colombia. Solutions to the problem are proposed accordingly. The flood risk is found to be severe and urgent enough to demand action. Currently annual damage and negative impact of inundations are severe...
student report 2017
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Gensen, M.R.A. (author)
Wave overtopping in harbour areas is a fairly untreated topic in the context of flood risk analyses. Pragmatic approaches were undertaken to evaluate the possible influence of wave overtopping on the frequency of flooding. However no consensus was reached on how wave overtopping in a harbour area could be quantified. Therefore it is also...
master thesis 2017
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Couasnon, A.A.O. (author)
Flooding is the most common and one of the most damaging natural hazards globally. It has severe societal, economic and environmental consequences. Damages from floods are expected to worsen with changing climate and increasing population andwealthworldwide. Within the last decades, advances in computational power and increases in the number of...
master thesis 2017
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Bosch, Maja (author)
As extreme weather events increase both in frequency and magnitude (IPCC, 2012, 2014), and considering that over 60% of the world population lives in coastal areas (UNEP, 2016) flood risk is increasing. Hereby, the need to address Flood Risk Management (FRM) becomes evident. Especially on small island the need for adequate FRM is apparent: ...
master thesis 2017
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