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

The eastern Japan earthquake and tsunami-facts and implications for flood risk management

The eastern Japan earthquake and tsunami-facts and implications for flood risk management

A tsunami hit the east coast of Japan, following the Tohoku earthquake. The tsunami overwhelmed the flood defence system as well as the emergency system. The combination of the earthquake, flood and human errors also aggravated the Fukushima disaster. Read more