Levee system reliability and performance observations

Kathryn Roscoe

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Flood risk analysis is necessary to make smart, informed decisions about which risk reduction measures deserve priority. When levee systems play a key role in flood protection, these decisions often translate to which levee improvements should be carried out first. In flood risk analysis, the probability that a levee system fails is a critical component, but one that is wrought with uncertainty. Much research has focused on how to calculate the probability of system failure. However, for levees, what is typically seen in practice is an over-simplification of the system to make calculating the system failure probability easier.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegral Design of Multifunctional Flood Defenses
Subtitle of host publicationMultidisciplinary Approaches and Examples
EditorsBaukje Kothuis, Matthijs Kok
PublisherDelft University Publishers
ISBN (Print)978-94-6186-808-4
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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