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Webinar on Role of Safety Standards and Land Subsidence in Sustainable Development and Management of Flood Prone Areas

Date: 19 May 2020, 02:30 - 03:30 PM (Indian Standard Time)








PRESENTATION

 

Role of Safety Standards and Land Subsidence in Sustainable Development and
Management of Flood Prone Areas
 

[ Speaker: Prof. em. Bart Schultz, Land and Water Development IHE-Delft, Former Top Advisor Rijkswaterstaat,
The Netherlands & President Hon. ICID ]



Introduction

 

Although there is worldwide a major concern for the impacts of climate change on extreme rainfalls, increase in peak river discharges and sea level rise, 80 – 90% of the urbanisation takes place in flood prone areas. These areas are the lowlands located in the river floodplains, deltaic and coastal regions. The development and management of these areas requires an integrated approach. Two important aspects in this approach are the design standards for drainage and flood protection provisions, and land subsidence. With respect to this the risk of flooding is generally insufficiently taken into account, resulting in inadequate measures to prevent or at least reduce this risk. In addition, in the majority of these areas there is land subsidence, which in extreme cases may be even more than 20 cm per year. The combination of these two aspects requires due attention to prevent, or reduce calamities in these sensitive, and often highly urbanised, flood prone areas.

 

In this webinar I will present an inventory of the relevant values, processes and approaches. Attention will be given to how they may impact the conditions in these areas and what measures can be considered to take them into account in sustainable development and management.

 

In this webinar Prof. Schultz will present an inventory of the relevant values, processes and approaches. Attention will be given to how they may impact the conditions in these areas and what measures can be considered to take them into account in sustainable development and management.



 

SPEAKER: Prof. em. Bart Schultz, Land and Water Development IHE-Delft, Former Top Advisor Rijkswaterstaat, The Netherlands & President Hon. ICID


Prof. dr. Bart Schultz

Em. Prof. Bart Schultz


The career of Em. Prof. Bart Schultz includes more than 40 years of research, advising and project implementation in the field of land and water development, drainage, irrigation, flood management and environmental engineering.

He worked as Head of the Water Management Division in the IJsselmeerpolders Development Authority, and as Head of the Environmental Engineering Department and Top Advisor in the Civil Engineering Division of Rijkswaterstaat. At IHE Delft he was responsible for education and research in Land and Water Development.

He is author of more than 325 papers and visited about 35 countries to: participate in international research, appraise, evaluate, or advice in projects and to teach.

He was President of ICID and is still Chairman of the Editorial Board of Irrigation and Drainage. He is the winner of the 2nd World Irrigation and Drainage Prize.

 

 


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