EXPERT IN FLOOD PROTECTION

The Netherlands is extremely successful at an international level when it comes to flood protection. The country has a large number of specialists available in every conceivable area: from the design and construction of dikes, forecasting systems, and decision-supporting systems, through to crisis management, measurement systems and evacuation.

 

PRESENTATION OF FINAL RESULTS OF FLOOD CONTROL 2015
NEWS ARCHIVE

During the FLOODrisk 2012 conference on 20 November, the final results of the Flood Control 2015 research programme were revealed by programme director Piet Dircke. He presented the book containing the results to Jan Geluk, chair of the Waterboard Hollandse Delta, of the water defences committee for the Association of Regional Water Authorities and of Flood Control's external board of recommendation.

Book presentation

The focus of Flood Control 2015 is on improving water security by implementing smarter and faster information systems. Nine Dutch companies and knowledge institutes are working together in Flood Control to devise better information systems for government bodies in charge of water and crisis management.

The book presents the results of five years of research into innovations in the field of water security. They include water security dashboards, better computer model computations, a dike strength monitoring system, new modes of crisis communication and new training methods. The innovations are suitable for use in both the Netherlands and abroad.

FC2015 book

Mission Flood Control 2015

“A really substantial improvement in operational flood protection worldwide.”