Integral Design of Multifunctional Flood Defenses: Multidisciplinary Approaches and Examples

Baukje Kothuis (Editor), Matthijs Kok (Editor)

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Multifunctional flood defenses protect areas against flooding, but
serve other functions as well. Although these types of defenses
can be seen almost everywhere, they pose special technical and
governance challenges.

This book is about a unique interdisciplinary research program
developed to tackle some of the issues designers and managers
of multifunctional flood defenses are confronted with, and also to
provide some practical solutions. The book discusses a variety of
case studies, but also considers the difficulties involved in setting
up an interdisciplinary study with PhD students from different
fields. Interviews with some of the end users and reflections by
researchers involved in the field make this book a ‘must read’ for
everybody who is involved in protecting societies against flooding.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDelft University Publishers
Number of pages200
ISBN (Print)978-94-6186-808-4
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sept 2017


  • Flood defenses
  • hydraulic structures
  • design
  • governance and planning


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