Articles | Volume 19, issue 4
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 737–756, 2019

Special issue: Flood risk assessment and management

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 737–756, 2019

Research article 10 Apr 2019

Research article | 10 Apr 2019

Re-evaluating safety risks of multifunctional dikes with a probabilistic risk framework

Richard Marijnissen et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (18 Feb 2019) by Cristina Prieto
AR by Richard Marijnissen on behalf of the Authors (28 Feb 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (09 Mar 2019) by Cristina Prieto
Short summary
Flood defences have the potential to be integrated with many other functions. While assessments of multifunctional dikes are usually conservative, using a probabilistic framework allows for synergies to be integrated and the risks to be made explicit. This change leads to a better perspective on the protection level of a flood defence and the effectiveness of reinforcements, allowing for better implementation of multifunctional elements on flood defences.
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