Case Study: Katwijk aan Zee: Performance analysis of a multifunctional flood defense

F. Anvarifar

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Katwijk is a small coastal town located at the old mouth of the River Rhine and along the North Sea. The national flood safety inspection of the coastal area demonstrated the need for the construction of a new sea dike to protect some 4000 people living in the city centre. The dune-covered coastline near the town is a tourist area that lacks sufficient car parking. To make best use of space and funds, the municipality and coastal authorities decided to combine functions and use the dune-area for both flood protection and parking. As this was a first-time project, it was yet unknown how interdepencies of functions would affect the performance of this multifunctional flood defense. In this research project we customized an existing performance analysis method to look into this issue.

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
ISBN (Print)978-94-6186-808-4
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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