Resilience measure: Multi-layer safety as a central concept for flood protection


The central concept for the revised water safety policy is formed by 'multi-layer safety'. In this concept safety is assured through multiple layers.
1. The first layer is the prevention of floods through strong dikes, dunes and storm and flood water defenses (more robust and future-focused). Prevention remains the primary pillar of the policy.
2. The second layer is achieving sustainable town and country planning. Careful town planning (choice of location and land use issues) can limit the numbers affected and amount of damage if flooding does occur. As a result, the flood risk will play a bigger role in considerations and decisions relating to town and country planning.
3. The third layer is disaster management if a flood occurs. Good preparation is essential to be able to respond effectively to a flood disaster. Preparation will also help to limit the amount of damage and the numbers affected. (Urban Green Blue Grids, Multi-layer safety and water robust building, accessed on Sept. 2016)

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Last modified: Sept. 27, 2016, 2:33 a.m.