More and more people are living in areas exposed to flood risk. The capital invested in these areas is also growing steadily. In addition, the climate is changing and sea levels are rising. It is increasingly important for flood protection to be in proportion to the risk of damage and casualties.
The Netherlands is well protected against flooding and must continue to be so. We advise water managers on the strength of flood defences, hydraulic loads, calculating the probability of failure of dikes and developing and applying instruments for assessing flood defences.