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Coastal management and disaster planning on the basis of flood risk calculations
Mertens, T.; Verwaest, T.; Delgado, R.; Trouw, K.; De Nocker, L. (2011). Coastal management and disaster planning on the basis of flood risk calculations, in: (2010). The 32nd International Conference on Coastal Engineering (ICCE 2010), June 30 - July 5, 2010, Shanghai, China: book of papers. pp. [1-8]
In: (2010). The 32nd International Conference on Coastal Engineering (ICCE 2010), June 30 - July 5, 2010, Shanghai, China: book of papers. [S.n.]: [s.l.]. , more

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Document type: Conference paper

Keywords
    Calculation; Coastal management; Flood control; Marine

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Abstract
    Recent studies showed that one third of the Belgian coastline is not sufficiently protected against severe storm events. Therefore coastal protection plans are set up to assure a minimum safety standard for the entire coastline. Flood risk calculations constitute the main input parameter for the concept and planning phases. Since 100% safety can never be guaranteed, contingency plans are constructed to reduce the remaining flood risks. Flood risk calculations are a powerful communicative and operational instrument to use between engineers and experts on the field, thus forming the link between coastal management and disaster planning.

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