The position of the Netherlands as a highly urbanized delta region is by no means unique in the world. Far from it. In fact, all around the world, deltas are sites of strong urban and economic growth. What is unique about the Netherlands, however, is the high level of flood protection, which has ensured that no serious flooding disaster has taken place for over sixty years. Most other urban deltas lack such protection systems and have to contend with high levels of vulnerability.
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|Subtitle of host publication
|Design and Engineering in urban water Landscapes
|Anne Loes Nillesen, Baukje Kothuis, Han Meyer, Frits Palmboom
|Delft University Publishers
|Published - 2016