The contribution of disaster management to integrated flood risk management strategies: lessons learned from the Netherlands

Bas Kolen, J van Alphen

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages26-30
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event7th International Conference on Flood Management 2017 - Leeds, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Sep 20177 Sep 2017
Conference number: 7
http://www.icfm7.org.uk/

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Flood Management 2017
Abbreviated titleICFM7
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLeeds
Period5/09/177/09/17
Internet address

Keywords

  • floodrisk management
  • disaster management
  • evacuation strategy

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    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.