An ever increasing number of people are now living in areas that are under threat of flooding. The value of infrastructure and investments in these areas also continues to increase. It is therefore increasingly important to offer optimal flood protection that is also related to possible flood damages and fatalities. The Netherlands is well protected against flooding and this should remain so, otherwise large parts of the country disappear.
We provide water management authorities and decision makers with consultancy and research services over the entire water safety domain. This includes the application of statistics, the development and application of instruments (e.g. to gain insight into real-time strength) for the assessment of dams, the development of multi-layered safety strategies and defining evacuation strategies for flood events.
Minister Harris, Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW), has announced that the Irish Government is working with the Dutch Government to benchmark Ireland’s approach to flood risk management. Read more