An integrated flood risk management (IFRM) strategy consist of a comprehensive set of measures to reduce the risk: protective measures (to reduce the probability of a flood), and land use planning and disaster management (to reduce the consequences of a flood. In the Netherlands this is called a ‘multiple layer safety approach’, other countries refer to ‘multiple lines of defence’. In the development of IFRM strategies one of the main challenges is to define the contribution of disaster management to the reduction of risk, especially when experience with floods is rare and flood awareness is limited.
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||7th International Conference on Flood Management 2017 - Leeds, United Kingdom|
Duration: 5 Sep 2017 → 7 Sep 2017
Conference number: 7
|Conference||7th International Conference on Flood Management 2017|
|Period||5/09/17 → 7/09/17|
- floodrisk management
- disaster management
- evacuation strategy
Kolen, B., & van Alphen, J. (2017). The contribution of disaster management to integrated flood risk management strategies: lessons learned from the Netherlands. 26-30. Abstract from 7th International Conference on Flood Management 2017, Leeds, United Kingdom.