Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
Research article
04 Feb 2015
Research article |  | 04 Feb 2015

The added value of system robustness analysis for flood risk management illustrated by a case on the IJssel River

M. J. P. Mens and F. Klijn


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Short summary
Decision makers in fluvial flood risk management increasingly acknowledge that they have to prepare for extreme events. Flood risk is the most common basis on which to compare flood risk-reducing strategies. This paper discusses the added value of robustness as an additional decision criterion compared to single-value flood risk only, by quantifying both metrics for the IJssel River valley in the Netherlands. Results show that robustness analysis is a valuable addition to flood risk analysis.
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