Marcel Bottema

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Free ICFM webinar on flood events China, JP, USA (26 Aug)

Under the title “The Flood Challenge to Resilience” ICFM will share the experience with (i) major flooding in China that affected/s millions of people and hundreds of river basins; (ii)  flooding in Japan caused by truly extraordinary amounts of rain falling over the island of Kyushu; and (iii) flooding in Michigan (US) that interacted with …

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Request: information on drought effects (e.g., cracks) in levees

Dear all, During last month’s EURCOLD Symposium I presented a paper on drought effects on levees; see https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336641742_Mitigating_drought_risk_for_levees_Mitigating_drought_risk_for_levees . For the Sept2020 Floodrisk Symposium, I wish to extend this work and include some more experiences regarding drought effects on levees. However, it turned out to be quite hard to find publications and data (such as …

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Artifical rain showers on levees to prevent flooding

While some countries like Japan and some Balkan countries have suffered from severe floods during the spring and early summer of 2018, The Netherlands and England are suffering from severe drought. In both England and The Netherlands, June 2018 ranks along the 6 warmest and driest June months of the last century and has been record …

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