Mission Flood Control 2015“A really substantial improvement in operational flood protection worldwide.”
From 2009 until 2012 nine Dutch companies and applied research institutes were working together in the innovation program Flood Control 2015. Their collective aim was to devise better information systems for reducing flood risk and to increase the effectiveness of water and crisis management. Focus was set on smarter and faster information systems. The greatest gain in flood control we concluded lies in making the whole system smart; not only the dike or barrier but the decision-maker and her or his environment as well.
As a final result of the Flood Control 2015 innovation program the book Five years in innovation of flood risk has been published. The book presents several innovations in the field of flood risk, such as dashboards, better numerical models, a dike strength monitoring system, new modes of crisis communication, evacuation, and new training methods. All innovations suitable for use in the Netherlands and abroad. It shows how Flood Control 2015 took flood risk to a higher level by assuring timely availability of much needed information, which directly results in increased preparedness among civilians as well as professionals.