Water Excess

Problems caused by an excess of water and by increasing erosion as a result of precipitation extremes and land use changes are increasing in many areas of the world.

The challenge

With rising populations and increased pressure on land resources, risks related to excess water and sediments are increasing in low lying areas where generally a large part of the populations is living. Global changes in climate are likely to increase the risk of inundations and excess of water in these populated areas but often more precise information is required the type and level of threat and possible mitigation or adaptation options.

The approach

FutureWater identifies the risk of inundation, erosion and sedimentation through the use of quantitative simulation models and techniques and suggests interventions that can reduce these risks.

For this purpose simulation models are used as “strategic decision support systems” and scenario analysis can be performed.

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