definitionA polder is a low-lying tract of land enclosed by embankments (barriers) known as dikes that forms an artificial hydrological entity, meaning it has no connection with outside water other than through manually operated devices. During flood events those low lying areas are filled with water
(Quizlet, Dikes and polders, accessed on Sept. 2016).
Co-benefits and impactsTemporary storage of water and detention.
Approaches (Show all)Protection
Case studies (Show all)Tidal Elbe concept, Spadenlander Busch, Kreetsand (21st c.)
Building of 60 polders in the port area (private flood protection), Hamburg (20th c.)
Scales (Show all)River Basin
Land uses (Show all)Urban
FRI indicators (Show all)Availability of hydraulic structures for river watershed management capable to reduce peak discharges
Time scales (Show all)Long term
Measure types (Show all)Engineering
Problem types (Show all)Coastal
Resilience measures (Show all)Flood detention reservoir
Illustrations (Show all)rm_images/RTEmagicC_VanDerPal_PolderConcept.jpg.jpg
Last modified: Sept. 15, 2016, 4:55 a.m.