Optimal system safety targets: Incorporating hydrodynamic interactions in an economic cost-benefit analysis for flood defence systems

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Abstract

Historically, people in flood-prone areas world-wide have (to a certain degree) accepted the risk of being flooded because of the benefits that flood-prone areas can provide; examples of such benefits are rich agricultural lands or trade advantages. Acceptance and benefits notwithstanding, people living in flood-prone areas have tried, and will continue to try, to reduce and manage their vulnerability and degree of exposure to floods. A typical risk reduction measure is building flood defences...
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Kok, M., Supervisor
  • Schweckendiek, T., Advisor
Award date20 Dec 2019
Print ISBNs978-94-6332-593-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Economic optimisation
  • cost-benefit analysis
  • system reliability
  • flood risk
  • flood defences

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