Risk and disaster management

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.

Projects

My flood risk

My flood risk

How big is the risk of flooding in your area? HKV has an app for that. For every postcode in the Netherlands, the probability of flooding is shown including the depth of the flooding at the given location. Read more


Delta Programme

Delta Programme

HKV’s main contributions to the Delta Programme are in the field of developing new safety standards and in setting up the Delta model. Read more


National security project

National security project

The government developed a strategy to strengthen our national security to ensure the Netherlands is better prepared for a dike breach. Flood risk is studied based on several magnitudes of flooding, including the worst credible flood. Read more