Presentation on theme: "Flood Prevention & Response Dutch policy P. Glerum Former Deputy Head National Operations Centre - Projectmanager EU-Floodex & EU WaterSave."— Presentation transcript:
Flood Prevention & Response Dutch policy P. Glerum Former Deputy Head National Operations Centre - Projectmanager EU-Floodex & EU WaterSave
Civil Protection in the Netherlands Civil protection policy: national responsibility 25 safety regions responsible for disaster relief management, each in their own region; –Fire services, Police services, Health services are assigned to regions Reinforcement of the regions disaster relief forces is coordinated by the National Operations Centre; –Assets are mainly coming from (not affected) regions, (national) rescue organisations and the Army New development; –National Command and Control on disaster relief in case of large scale (national) disaster
ROT PCC RPT MPT/IPT NCCNOC Den Haag Driebergen National Interdepartmental Preparation en Coordination; -Policy -Operations -Communications & Information Provincial Coordination Centre -Authorised to give directives -In actual practise; no role Local incident Regional Policy and Operations Team -Disaster relief Crisis management in the Netherlands National Policy Decisions
Flood risk policy in the Netherlands After 1953 Focus on prevention The last few years Due to climate change and risk analysis Spatial planning Disaster management Enhancement by Taskforce Management on flooding
Flood risk in the Netherlands Legal Safety Level miles² inhabitants 800 persons per mile² 25 safety regions
Cabinets Taskforce Flood Management Governmental awareness after Katrina + Cab. research - Safest delta in the world but no 100% safety guarantee - Governmental operational preparedness not sufficient - More balance prevention/preparation to mitigate effects of flood (safety chain) - Preparation on national scale; based on safety regions - Installed by the Cabinet (BZK/V&W; 06-08)
Kop- en Voettekst regel 2 Cabinets Taskforce Flood Management Develop credible realistic scenarios support regional planning Provide cooperation government and water management Raise a national expertnetwork Develop strategies on: - Risk and Crisis Communication - Recovery Exercise on a national level
Flood risk in The Netherlands Worst Credible Flood coast Evacuation is preferable
Hurricane C+C Mono disciplinair T+..T+1T0T-1T-2T-3T-4T-5T reinstall command and control Filled roads Winds to strong preparing Making choices T+..T+1T0T-1T-2T-3T-4T-5T Evacuating everybody Evacuating vulnerable No evacuation Ctirical path Time of selfsufficiency?
Noord Holland Noord Flevoland Zeeland Rotterdam Rijnmond Haaglanden Kennemerland GroningenFryslân Amsterdam Amstelland Hollands Midden Zaanstreek Waterland Aantal personen in gebied met grotere waterdiepte / stroomsnelheid Aantal personen in gebied met geringere waterdiepte Effectgebieden Onderstroomgebieden 72 h self sufficiency
Result a succesfull evacuation means 80% of the inhabitants are evacuated in many situatuations evacuation is not possible solution: vertical evacuation There is still a lot of people who need to be rescued. A large scale rescue operation is nescesary..