Resilience measure: Dike relocation


A new dike is built further away from the river or the coast after which the existing dike is removed. This leads to an increase of the flood plain. Within the framework of the EU flood risk policy, the creation of new retention areas by dike relocation is a major task in European river basin management.
(Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Dike relocation, accessed on Sept. 2016)

Co-benefits and impacts

Improvement of the flood protection, renaturisation of the specific area

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Last modified: Sept. 14, 2016, 3:17 a.m.