4. Delta Plan flood defense

in Security of Flood Defenses


In this chapter we continue our history of flood defenses in the Low Countries with an introduction to the Delta Plan. The Delta Plan was (and is) the major Dutch defense plan against flooding, either from the sea or from overflowing rivers. The Delta Plan has also confirmed the world renowned fame of the Dutch as the world’s leading water and flood defense engineers. The flood defenses constructed as a part of the Delta Plan show the rapid development of flood defense engineering in the past 70 years, and present a wide variety of flood defenses and flood barriers that we can use as examples to develop flood defense vulnerability tables and security threat scenarios.

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