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  1. Watersnood

  2. Watersnood

  3. Watersnood

  4. “Watersnood” - WATER Dutch SNOOD - English WATER DISASTER FLOOD

  5. (the) Netherlands - NETHER LANDS LOWER

  6. The Low Countries Historical term • Modern times: • Belgium • Netherlands • Luxembourg • parts of northern France • westernGermany

  7. Geography: Some Facts • Area: • Total:41,526 km2 • Land:33,883 km2 – more than 50% < 1 m • Water:7,643 km2 • Coastline: • 451 km Highest Point 322.7 m Lowest Point - 7 m

  8. Flooding History Vulnerable areas During bad weather (storms) 830 - 1953: More than 25 major floods

  9. 31 January - 1 February 1953 • Major flood caused by a heavy storm • Netherlands, Belgium, England, Scotland • Tidal surge of 5.6 m Netherlands: 1836 dead

  10. Dutch Response • The Delta Works project • 50 years of contruction • Completed in 1997 • Goal: FLOOD CONTROL • Using Sea Defenses

  11. Sea Defenses: Dikes / Levees

  12. Dams / Surge Barriers Brouwers dam Surge Barrier

  13. Without Sea Defenses Amsterdam

  14. Exchange Programme