Both in the USA and in the Netherlands, extensive studies on approaches for identifying flood risks (the combination of levee failure probabilities and consequences) are ongoing. A related topic concerns evacuation and emergency management (EEM). The magnitude of life loss is directly influenced by the effectiveness of EEM. Different models can be used to define the effectiveness of evacuation. The main objective of this study is to compare Dutch and American methods for evacuation as part of flood risk management strategies for a number of case studies in the US. A second, additional objective is to explore how approaches for EEM that have been recently developed in the Netherlands, can be applied in the United States. This research shows the benefits and limitations for the application of different types of models. This research contributes to the improvement of methods for emergency management, in the Netherlands, the US and other countries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Flood Risk 2016
Subtitle of host publication3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management
EditorsM. Lang, F. Klijn, P. Samuels
PublisherEDP Science
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management, FLOODrisk 2016 - Lyon Convention Centre, Lyon, France
Duration: 17 Oct 201621 Oct 2016
Conference number: 3

Publication series

NameE3S Web of Conferences
PublisherEDP Science


Conference3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management, FLOODrisk 2016
Abbreviated titleFLOODrisk 2016
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