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1 November 10, 2010 High-Water Protection Programme Anske van der Laan, Technisch Manager. Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment.

2 Rijkswaterstaat High-Water Protection Programme2November 10, 2010 Content Safety first Facts about the Netherlands Present approach to Flood Protection Roles of Ministry in Flood Protection Other organisations in Flood Protection High Water protection Programme Results 2 nd safety test (2006) Programme Bureau Project pictures

3 Rijkswaterstaat High-Water Protection Programme3November 10, 2010 Safety first!

4 Rijkswaterstaat High-Water Protection Programme4November 10, 2010 Some facts about the Netherlands area below MSL, or threatened by rivers: high low Amsterdam Rotterdam km² 26% below mean sea level (NAP) 66% of the area is flood prone 9 million people live in these low areas 65% of GDP is earned in flood-vulnerable area

5 Rijkswaterstaat High-Water Protection Programme5November 10, 2010 Present approach to Flood Protection 1996 Flood Defence Act -> 2010 Water Act! Objective: durably maintain the achieved safety level Based on approach Delta Committee 53 ‘dike ring areas’ with safety standard; probability of exceedence 5 yearly assessment Current safety standards: 1/ a year 1/4000 a year 1/2000 a year 1/1250 a year nr. dike ring area

6 Rijkswaterstaat High-Water Protection Programme6November 10, 2010 Roles of Ministry in Flood Protection policymaking Roles Directorate General Water, policymaking Prepare legislation, safety standards Responsible for guidelines (VTV) and hydraulic boundary conditions (HR) for safety assessment/test Financing the reinforcement of water defences, the High Water Protection Programme implementation Roles Directorate General Rijkswaterstaat, implementation Implement guidelines and boundary conditions for safety tests Manager and maintenance of coastline, rivers and 10% of the defences (mainly dams) Inspection Role Transport and Water Management Inspectorate, Inspection Evaluate safety test and management

7 Rijkswaterstaat High-Water Protection Programme7November 10, 2010 Other organisations in Flood Protection 26 Water Boards (manage 90% of defences) Daily management and maintenance Carry out safety assessment and reinforcement works 11 Provinces Regional supervision

8 Rijkswaterstaat High-Water Protection Programme8November 10, 2010 What is the High-Water Protection Programme?

9 Rijkswaterstaat High-Water Protection Programme9November 10, 2010 Results 2 nd safety test (2006)

10 Rijkswaterstaat High-Water Protection Programme10November 10, 2010 Programme Bureau employees 2.3 B€’s (3?) Finished in 2015 (2017?)

11 Rijkswaterstaat High-Water Protection Programme11November 10, 2010 Project pictures

12 Rijkswaterstaat High-Water Protection Programme12November 10, 2010 Project pictures

13 Rijkswaterstaat High-Water Protection Programme13November 10, 2010 Thank you for your attention Questions?


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