Flood pilot projects Wesermarsch and Alblasserwaard-Vijfheerenlanden presented at the Dutch national delta conference
Pilot region of the Jade University is the Wesermarsch. Together with stakeholders, concepts of integrative drainage of rural and urban regions are being developed for this region using the example of the county town of Brake and the disaster management of the district has been put to the test with regard to storm surges and flood events. Dr. Helge Bormann and Jenny Kebschull MSc. informed and questioned the interested visitors and explained the background and the motivation of the Jade University to be involved in this Interreg project of the European Union FRAMES for a strengthening of the flood risk management.
The pilot region of the province of Zuid-Holland is the Alblasserwaard-Vijfheerenlanden. This region lies below sea-level and people are used to depend on dykes for their safety.Reinforcing dyke structures is high on the list and standard plans for crisis management are already in place. A dialogue is started on Multi-Layer Safety. Together with the visitors Lucy Smeets MSc discussed how to increase the awareness that safety against flooding form river or sea is not only a matter of reinforcing dykes, but also needs crisis management and recovery programmes.
Also Frames projectmanager Steven Krol MSc. was present to support the FRAMES partners at the National Delta Conference. This congress is the most important in the Netherlands for topics such as coastal and flood protection as well as flood risk management. A total of 1,500 delegates from the Netherlands participated in the Delta Congress.
In FRAMES (Flood Resilient Areas by MultilayEred Safety), project partners from five countries in the North Sea region are examining flood risk management approaches against the background of climate change on their effectiveness, feasibility and transferability within the North Sea region.