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Issue

Flood hazard

An increased flood hazard because the flood defence does not meet the requirements and/or due to extreme conditions.

In 2018 the dike surrounding Kamper Island and the Mandjeswaard will be reinforced, but before then there is a higher risk of flooding during highwater.

Solution

KEI-Brigade

De KEI-Brigade is a team of 170 volunteers who place sandbags on the dike surrounding Kamper Island and the Mandjeswaard. The brigade is a temporary measure until the dike reinforcement in 2018. The chance of flooding is reduced from 1/50 to 1/100 years because of the brigade.

KEI-Brigade

Pros

  • Reduction of flood risk
  • Active part for volunteers, increase of water awareness

Characteristics

  1. Topic Water safety
  2. Development state 10: Proven in operational situation
  3. Setting type Lake area, Urban area
  4. Water type Surface water

Submitted innovation Award

Water Innovation Award
2016