Flood Delta City Index: Drivers to Support Adaptation of Cities

Jasper Verschuur, Bas Kolen, Peter van Veelen

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To help decision makers in delta areas to select appropriate adaptation and mitigation strategies it is necessary to have a clear picture of the main drivers of risk and how risk evolves under changing conditions. Acknowledging these problems, the Delta Alliance and the TU Delft took the initiative to develop a new index that helps cities to better understand the dominant drivers of risk, formulate ambitions, and compare and share their results with other delta regions. The approach is based on previous work at TU Delft in collaboration with HKV and Deltares. The goal of this index is not to formulate an “exact” risk number, but aims to serve as a benchmark that supports communicating risk within the political arena and a peer-to-peer learning process with other deltas.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDelft
PublisherDelta Alliance International
Number of pages131
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • deltas
  • flood risk index

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