The impact of flooding is particularly great where many people live and work. But there is also more room to invest in solutions. A positive perspective on the global approach to the effects of climate change.
Hundreds of millions of people around the world are at risk of flooding from the sea, from rivers or as a result of extreme rainfall. Every year, there are thousands of casualties and extensive damage. Population growth, economic development and climate change mean these numbers will continue to increase in the future.
Deltares is committed to making countries and regions less vulnerable to flooding by acquiring more knowledge in the field of protection, dike failure mechanisms, better quantification of risks, developing sustainable and effective solutions (such as flood risk management landscapes) and developing forecasting and warning systems. In this way, we can contribute to making the world safer for floods at an acceptable cost.
We can never completely prevent floods, but we can focus on making them more manageable. The challenges are enormous, but if we go about this in the right way now, the problems will remain manageable and we can prepare in the best way possible.
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