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Risk management of large scale floodings

Author: Waarts, P.H. · Vrouwenvelder, A.C.W.M.
Institution: TNO Bouw
Source:Heron, 1, 49, 7-32
Identifier: 330769
Keywords: Architecture · Agricultural damage · Economic loss · Environmental damage · Flooding · Loss of lives · Risk management · Agriculture · Decision making · Environmental impact · Probability · Risk management · Statistics · Agricultural damage · Economic losses · Environmental damage · Loss of lives · Floods · Agriculture · Decision Making · Flooding · Probability · Risk Management · Statistics · Buildings and Infrastructure · Built Environment


This paper is primarily concerned with the objective description of events before, during and after a flood and the effect that various measures may have on the seriousness and impact of the consequences. Special attention is given to interaction effects between various consequences, the impact on larger (economic) systems, uncertainties in the various possible scenarios and monetarisation of the multi-dimensional effects. It is indicated how that information can be used to find the optimal measures. Detailed information can be found in the various topic reports.