The Netherlands is situated on the delta of three of Europe’s main rivers: the Rhine, the Meuse and the Scheldt. As a result of this, the country has been able to develop into an important, densely populated nation. But living in the Netherlands is not without risks. Large parts of the Netherlands are below mean sea level and water levels which may occur on the rivers Rhine and Meuse. High water levels caused by storm surges on the North Sea or by high discharges of the rivers are a serious threat to the low-lying parts of the Netherlands. Construction, management and maintenance of flood defences are essential conditions for the well-being of the population and further development of the country.
|Name||NATO Science Series, Series 2. Environment Security|
|Workshop||NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Coping with Flesh Floods 1999|
|Period||16/05/99 → 21/05/99|