Introduction. Urban Deltas: An international issue

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDelta Interventions
    Subtitle of host publicationDesign and Engineering in urban water Landscapes
    EditorsAnne Loes Nillesen, Baukje Kothuis, Han Meyer, Frits Palmboom
    PublisherDelft University Publishers
    Pages98-99
    ISBN (Print)978-94-6186-599-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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