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.
|Title of host publication||Integral Design of Multifunctional Flood Defenses|
|Subtitle of host publication||Multidisciplinary Approaches and Examples|
|Editors||Baukje Kothuis, Matthijs Kok|
|Publisher||Delft University Publishers|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|