The 2021 floods in the Netherlands: datasets



In July of 2021, large areas in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands were affected by extreme rainfall and floods. The floods are considered an extreme event with enormous impact. An exploratory fact finding study has therefore been conducted to collect and analyse information. A broad consortium of knowledge institutes participated in this effort: Delft University of Technology, Deltares, HKV Consultants, VU Amsterdam, University of Utrecht, KNMI, Wageningen University and Research, Erasmus MC and University of Twente. The project was commissioned and supported by the Dutch Expertise Network Flood Risk (ENW). The regional water authority Limburg and Rijkswaterstaat (Directorate General of Infrastructure and Water) contributed by providing information, accompanying field visits and participating in interviews. This fact finding study focused on various aspects: meteorology, rivers and hydrology, flood defences, damage, crisis management, health effects and international impacts in Germany and Belgium. This collection contains the data collected during and after the event.
Date made available15 Oct 2021
PublisherTU Delft - 4TU.ResearchData
Temporal coverage1 Jul 2021 - 31 Jul 2021
Date of data production2021
Geographical coverageLimburg
  • Hoogwater 2021: Feiten en Duiding

    Translated title of the contribution: The 2021 floods in the Netherlands: Facts and preliminary assessmentTask Force Fact Finding hoogwater 2021, 2021, Expertise Netwerk Waterveiligheid . 213 p.

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