Case Studies: Rotterdam and New York: Different strategies to community based adaptation to flood risk

P.C. van Veelen

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    Abstract

    Although storm at the North Sea produces moderate flood levels compared to the hurricane-impacted storm surge flood levels at the East Coast, Rotterdam and New York show comparable flood characteristics (see Figures at top next page). The majority of the urbanized waterfront areas in New York City and Rotterdam are mostly exposed to slow rising storm surge flooding that causes relatively shallow and short-lived inundations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIntegral Design of Multifunctional Flood Defenses
    Subtitle of host publicationMultidisciplinary Approaches and Examples
    EditorsBaukje Kothuis, Matthijs Kok
    PublisherDelft University Publishers
    Pages74-75
    ISBN (Print)978-94-6186-808-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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