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Friday, June 7, 09:30-11:00h
Resilience and Flood Defences
Dr. Jeremy Bricker (DUT) and Prof. dr. Kathelijne Wijnberg (UT)
Both hard (engineered) and soft (nature-based) flood defenses are being implemented in the Netherlands and around the world to reduce urban vulnerability. This session examines applications of these flood defenses in the USA, China, Singapore, and the Netherlands. Topics of discussion are hazards, including storm surge and rainfall; coastal defenses, including levees, nourishments, mangroves and wetlands; hinterland defenses, such as “sponge cities” and deep tunnels; and risk to people, property, and infrastructure. Numerical simulations, field measurement, and laboratory experiments as methods to investigate the resilience of flood defenses, and the links among research, implementation, and planning will be discussed.
Format of the session
- 09:30-10:30h: Four 15 minute technical presentations (including Q&A):
- dr. Filipe Galiforni Silva, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Twente, topic: after the storm; the influence of beach width dynamics on coastal dunes
- dr. Erik Horstman, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Twente, topic: resilient Coastal Ecodefences
- dr. Qian Ke, Dept. of Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft, topic: combined coastal, river, and urban flood risk analysis of Shanghai
- dr. Baukje Kothuis, Dept. of Hydraulic Engineering, TU Delft, topic: flood risk reduction strategies and structures in the Houston Galveston Bay area, Texas, USA
- 10:30-11:00h Contributions of participants (participants can present either a short (10 minute) powerpoint presentation or poster pitch).
- dr. Karin de Bruijn, Deltares, topic: "Taaie Dijken"
- Vittorio Nespeca, TU Delft, topic: "Collaborative Information Sharing and Coordination in Flood Warning and Response"
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