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Risk management of large scale floodings

P.H. Waarts1 and A.C.W.M. Vrouwenvelder1,2
1  TNO Building & Construction Research, Delft, The Netherlands
2  Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

This paper is primarily concerned with the objective description of events before, during and after a flood and the effect that various measures may have on the seriousness and impact of the consequences. Special attention is given to interaction effects between various consequences, the impact on larger (economic) systems, uncertainties in the various possible scenarios and monetarisation of the multi-dimensional effects. It is indicated how that information can be used to find the optimal measures. Detailed information can be found in the various topic reports.

Key words: risk management, flooding, loss of lives, economic loss, environmental damage, agricultural damage