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Introduction à la protection contre les submersions en Flandre
Peeters, P.; De Beukelaer-Dossche, M.; De Wolf, P.; Verwaest, T. (2013). Introduction à la protection contre les submersions en Flandre, in: Royet, P. et al. (Ed.) Digues maritimes et fluviales de protection contre les submersions - 2ème colloque national – Digues2013, 12-14 juin 2013, Aix en Provence. pp. 3-10

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Document type: Conference paper

    Flood management
    Flood prevention
    Flood protection
    Risk analysis
    Belgium, Flanders [Marine Regions]

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  • Peeters, P., more
  • De Beukelaer-Dossche, M., more
  • De Wolf, P., more
  • Verwaest, T., more

    One of the objectives of Flemish flood management is to seek to limit the damage. This can be achieved by using the approach « risk = probability x vulnerability ». In the Flemish flood risk methodology the consequences of floods are assessed in terms of economic risk (expressed in euro/year) and human loss (expressed in casualties/year).

    In the process of actualisation of the safety plan for the tidal river Scheldt (Sigma plan), the impact of different large infrastructure works, i.e. the heightening of dikes, the creation of new controlled flood areas, the construction of storm surge barriers,… was assessed, resulting in the socalled Most Desirable Alternative.

    In addition, within the frame work of the Masterplan for Flanders Coastal Safety (MP KV), the safety of the Flemish coast was assessed and important improvements of the coastal protection are now being executed The most important protection measure is the beach nourishment. Other measures are the construction of storm walls on sea and quay walls, broadening certain sea walls by the construction of a stilling wave basin, the construction of a storm surge barrier at the port of Newport.

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