Advanced Delta Change method : extension of an application to CMIP5 GCMs

Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), P. Kraaijenbrink
De Bilt : KNMI

During and after the industrialization and development of the world since the 19th century, a great rise in world population together with urbanisation has put stress on the environment and its space. Besides our imprint on flora and fauna, the more and more densely populated areas encounter threats from natural processes that thereby become classified as natural hazards. In the Netherlands, which comprises mainly a densely populated delta, the predominant threatening natural process is that of river flooding. Due to this threat, water management and flooding risk mitigation have already been practised here for multiple centuries. Hence most rivers in the Netherlands have been diked, anthropogenic barrages and the like have been placed and the famous “Dutch Waterworks” provide an innovative barrier against the sea (van de Ven & Lowlands, 2004)

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(Intern rapport ; IR 2013-04)
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