WIT Press

Assessment Of Flood Risks In Polders Along The Dutch Lakes

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/RISK980111

Volume

31

Pages

11

Published

1998

Size

1,147 kb

Author(s)

F. den Heijer & A.P. de Looff

Abstract

In 1996 the so-called Flood Protection Act came into force in the Netherlands. When discussing the Act in Parliament the question arose whether Lake Markermeer was a source of great flood hazard. The Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management commissioned WLJDELFT HYDRAULICS to study this subject. The objective of the study is to submit arguments with which the Dutch Parliament is able to decide whether the Lake Markermeer is a source of great flood hazards, or not. Therefore a comparison has been made with the greatest lake in the Netherlands, Lake Usselmeer. The objective of this paper is to show an application of efficient and effective interactive use of computer simulations in

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