Waterproof Amsterdam

The Delta Programme is devising a new strategy that takes climate change into account, the ‘multi-layer safety approach’, which involves establishing optimum safety from flooding in three different layers:

1. Prevention: protection by dikes and dams.

2. Sustainable spatial design aimed at limitation of damage and casualties in the event of a flood, e.g. adequate elevation of buildings and electrical equipment.

3. Crisis management: limiting casualties in the event of a flood, e.g. flood-free evacuation routes and educating civilians about how best to respond.

See here the full pdf.

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