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The use of high quality data sets in flood risk management

Published: Proceedings from FLOODrisk Conference 20-22 November 2012, Rotterdam, Netherlands

20 Nov 2012
M.T. (Martin) van der Meer, Fugro Ingenieursbureau B.V. and R.F. (Bob) Woldringh, Fugro Consultants Inc.

Time and time again, flood disasters show us that there are still many lessons to be learned from nature. For many generations, the Dutch, used to living below sea level and behind dikes, have actively shared their expertise and ideas to improve flood prevention and mitigation measures. Being a Dutch company, Fugro gladly participates in the Dutch Flood Control 2015 program, this gives us the opportunity to apply Dutch knowledge to dike and flood problems we encounter all over the world.

A key issue is to find new ways to use state-of-the-art high quality area encompassing data and real-time data sets in assessing dike strength and its variations in space and time. In this paper, modern technologies to help manage Flood Risks and other Geo Hazards are presented, and some practical applications are demonstrated.


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