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Towards better informed decisions on flood defence programs

Jeremy bricker

Nationality Dutch

Year of selection 2017

Institution Delft University of Technology

Country Netherlands

Risk Environment

Joint Research Initiative

3 years

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The majority of the global population is located in flood-prone coastal and delta areas. With Climate change, these regions are likely to become increasingly exposed to major flood catastrophes, such as the one that happened in New Orleans in 2005. In a Joint Initiative with AXA, Dr Jeremy Bricker and Dr. Bas Jonkman of the Delft University of Technology, and prof. Rosh Ranasinghe of IHE-Delft, in the Netherlands, are developing a tool for quantitative benefit-cost analyses of storm surge defence measures. The overarching objective is to help both governments and private entities make better and more informed decisions regarding their flood defence programs.