Let’s bring in the floods: de-poldering in the Netherlands as a strategy for long-term delta survival?

  title={Let’s bring in the floods: de-poldering in the Netherlands as a strategy for long-term delta survival?},
  author={M. van Staveren and Jeroen F. Warner and Jan P. M. van Tatenhove and Philippus Wester},
  journal={Water International},
  pages={686 - 700}
Controlled flooding, while heavily contested, is being experimented with in the Dutch delta as a new and ecologically oriented strategy to deal with floods, in contrast to the conventional flood prevention paradigm. The Noordwaard project (2012–15) represents an exemplary case. At the expense of agricultural practices, land is set aside occasionally to accommodate river floods, while restored flood and tidal dynamics aim to benefit nature development. It is argued that although controlled… Expand
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