Resilience measure: Polder


A 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 impacts

Temporary storage of water and detention.

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Long term

Last modified: Sept. 15, 2016, 4:55 a.m.