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THE DUTCH STRATEGY FOR SAFETY AND RIVER FLOOD PREVENTION

  • BART FOKKENS
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAIV, volume 78)

Abstract

In the Netherlands there is nowadays much concern about increasing water levels in the rivers, flooding and the accelerated rise in sea level. The sea dominates the Dutch geography and the mouths of four great rivers, water and natural space are inextricably bound to one another. For centuries spatial planning in the low-lying Netherlands has been a matter of separating and maintaining the separation between land and water, with high economic benefits. But at the same time the ecological status of the river systems deteriorated and the natural habitats were fragmented very much.

Keywords

Spatial Planning Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessment Discharge Wave Spatial Measure 
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References

  1. A Different Approach to Water, Water Management Policy in the 21st Century, December 2000. Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management of the Netherlands.Google Scholar
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© Springer 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • BART FOKKENS
    • 1
  1. 1.Rijkswaterstaat RIZA(Institute for Inland water Management and Waste Water Treatment)The Netherlands

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