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

East Asia Urban Resilience

East Asia Urban Resilience

East Asia is a region with a high incidence of natural disasters, particularly typhoons, earthquakes, tsunamis, and flooding. The area is also facing an unprecedented rate of urbanization. Read more


UK - East coast evacuation

UK - East coast evacuation

HKV Consultants, together with HR Wallingford and the Institute of Transport Studies (University of Leeds), have studied the effective use of roads in Lincolnshire and Norfolk to evacuate or shelter people. Read more


Safety analysis Eastern Scheldt

Safety analysis Eastern Scheldt

HKV performed a quick-scan assessment of the Southwest Delta to assess the safety of the dikes along the Eastern Scheldt, for current and future scenarios. Read more