Design-criteria for flood-defences have a legal character in the Netherlands. Formerly, these flood protection standards were based on design-waterlevels, where a flood defence was implicitly supposed not to fail below this waterlevel. Since knowledge regarding dike-failure improved, a new risk approach has been developed based on a social cost-benefit analysis which addresses a monetary value to a (prevented) fatality. Also, loss of life is part of the risk analysis. The main improvement of the new approach is the explicit inclusion of failure probabilities in flood-risk calculations. A recent floodrisk study showed the risk of flooding for some regions in the Netherlands is larger than previously thought [Rijkswaterstaat 2015].
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||7th International Conference on Flood Management 2017 - Leeds, United Kingdom|
Duration: 5 Sep 2017 → 7 Sep 2017
Conference number: 7
|Conference||7th International Conference on Flood Management 2017|
|Period||5/09/17 → 7/09/17|