Local Government Profile

Delft, Netherlands, the  
Delft
Size
24.06km2
Population
99,999
Hazard Types
Flood
Name of Mayor
Delft is at risk from pluvial flooding. During extreme rainfall events, particularly critical infrastructure might not continue to function. Also Delft can experience fluvial flooding from a regional river from which Delft is protected by secondary flood defences that could breach in extreme situations. Finally Delft, and the entire Western part of the Netherlands are at risk from coastal flooding.
  • Delft is at risk from pluvial flooding. During extreme rainfall events, particularly critical infrastructure might not continue to function. Also Delft can experience fluvial flooding from a regional river from which Delft is protected by secondary flood defences that could breach in extreme situations. Finally Delft, and the entire Western part of the Netherlands are at risk from coastal flooding.

  • Hazard and vulnerability profile

  • Delft is at risk from pluvial flooding. During extreme rainfall events, particularly critical infrastructure might not continue to function. Also Delft can experience fluvial flooding from a regional river from which Delft is protected by secondary flood defences that could breach in extreme situations. Finally Delft, and the entire Western part of the Netherlands are at risk from coastal flooding.

  • Disaster Risk Reduction Activities

  • Delft is investing in awareness raising campaigns. Pluvial flood risk is addressed in research projects and policy trajectories to devise and assess local measures. Monitoring and maintenance programmes are ongoing to safeguard the strength of the secondary dykes. Delft contributes to the National Delta Programme on coastal flooding. Delft hosts many world renown research and education institutes. These organisations support the DRR activities of the City of Delft. They seek to disseminate and apply their knowledge around the world and the City aims to facilitate this.

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