Cost benefit analysis and flood damage mitigation in the Netherlands

  title={Cost benefit analysis and flood damage mitigation in the Netherlands},
  author={Sebastiaan N. Jonkman and M. Brinkhuis-Jak and Matthijs Kok},
Aim of this paper is to investigate the application of cost benefit analysis methods in the decisionmaking on a desired flood protection strategy in the Netherlands. After a discussion of historical developments in flood protection in the Netherlands the method of cost benefit analysis is presented as a useful instrument in decision-making. In the second part of the paper the economic analysis of flood protection strategies is firstly approached from a theoretical point of view. Subsequently… CONTINUE READING

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