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Water Sci Technol. 2009;60(2):273-81. doi: 10.2166/wst.2009.298.

Feasible adaptation strategies for increased risk of flooding in cities due to climate change.

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Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800 Lyngby, Denmark.


Northern Europe is one of the regions where more frequent and more severe storms and storm surges are expected due to climatic changes. In order to maintain an acceptable risk of flooding suitable adaptation strategies must be defined and implemented. Optimum solutions demand collaboration of different professionals and thus simple graphical means must be employed to illustrate the economic impacts of the change in risk of flooding. A case study indicates that urban drainage infrastructure capacity should be upgraded while there is currently no economic incentive to improve protection against sea surges.

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