Delta facts, English versions

Robustness of fresh water

Robustness is a popular term in water management. It triggers associations with strong and invulnerable; if an object is robust, it will not break dow...

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Spatial development in and on flood defences

Spatial development in and on flood defences is as old as the defences themselves. Laws and regulations for building on flood defences have tightened ...

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Sensors

New monitoring technologies facilitate real-time monitoring and evaluation of dike performance and generate data that contribute to a better understan...

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Delta scenarios and adaptive Delta Management

This fact sheet covers Adaptive Delta Management and the Delta Scenarios, explaining how they can be used in the strategic decisions of the water boar...

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Compartmentalisation of the storage basin system

Compartmentalisation is defined as splitting up an area into smaller units or compartments. In most cases, dike rings are compartmentalised or split u...

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Floods Directive

The Floods Directive establishes a national and international framework for the assessment and management of flood risks aimed at the reduction of the...

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Delta Dike

Delta Dikes are designed to withstand the limited overtopping of flood volumes expected to occur as a result of extreme weather events linked to the p...

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Reduce flood risks by compartmentalisation dikes

Compartmentalisation is defined as the act of splitting up an object into smaller units or compartments. In terms of dike rings it means splitting up ...

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Reserve area

The reserve area is under pressure due to lack of space. It is frequently tapped out, while the water board has proclaimed it as a reserve for future ...

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Room for the river

The Room for the River concept is related to river restoration or rehabilitation, sustainable river management, river flood management and river widen...

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Managed realignment

This Deltafact is about managed realignment for coastlines and rivers. Controlled inundation of land through managed realignment is an increasingly ap...

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Mangrove restoration

Mangrove restoration is about recovering the former situation; it is the regeneration of mangrove ecosystems in areas where they were previously situa...

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Sand nourishments

Sand nourishments are the mechanical placement of sand in the coastal zone to advance the shoreline or to maintain the volume of sand in the littoral ...

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The beneficial re-use of dredged material

In this fact sheet the focus is on working-with-nature solutions for the beneficial re-use of dredged material. A working-with-nature solution for the...

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Impact rapid decrease water level

Using a water storage area could lead to a similar decrease in the storage basin level and create geotechnical problems when the water storage level d...

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