Deltares: Presentation of Final Results of Flood Control 2015 (The Netherlands)

Presentation of Final Results of Flood Control

During the FLOODrisk 2012 conference on 20 November, the final results of the Flood Control 2015 research program were revealed by program director Piet Dircke.

He presented the book containing the results to Jan Geluk, chair of the Waterboard Hollandse Delta and of the water defences committee for the Association of Regional Water Authorities.

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

The book sets out 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 resources. The innovations are suitable for use in both the Netherlands and abroad.

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Press Release, November 26, 2012

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