Multifunctional flood defenses: challenges for governance

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Abstract

Over the past centuries, numerous examples of what we now call multifunctional flood defenses (MFFDs) have emerged in the Netherlands, ranging from houses or even entire villages built on polder dikes, to large scale developments in urban areas like Rotterdam, Dordrecht and Scheveningen. These developments were not planned as such, but emerged as a consequence of often-unforeseen events.
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
Pages136-137
ISBN (Print)978-94-6186-808-4
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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    Thissen, W. A. H. (2017). Multifunctional flood defenses: challenges for governance. In B. Kothuis, & M. Kok (Eds.), Integral Design of Multifunctional Flood Defenses: Multidisciplinary Approaches and Examples (pp. 136-137). Delft University Publishers.