Hydrodynamic system behaviour: its analysis and implications for flood risk management
1 Deltares, Flood Risk Management department, Boussinesqweg 1, 2629 HV Delft, The Netherlands
2 Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
a Corresponding author: Karin.email@example.com
Knowledge on the different components of flood risk has much improved over the last decades, but research which fully takes into account not only the interactions between those components but also between different areas in a catchment or delta is still rare. Integrated analyses based on a complete system’s approach at sufficiently large scale will improve our understanding of how flood risk systems with flood protection infrastructure in place behave under extreme conditions, it may help to develop sensible long-term strategies, and allows us to better prepare for flood events of all magnitudes. To illustrate the relevance of a hydrodynamic system’s approach for flood risk management we analyse the effect of defence breaches on flood risks elsewhere along the lower Rhine River and discuss the use of this knowledge for flood risk management.
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