Coastal flood protection management under uncertainty – the Danish case

Kaija Jumppanen Andersen, Carlo Sass Sørensen, Thorsten Piontkowitz

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    Abstract

    Local stakeholders responsible for coastal management. In Denmark, the responsibility of defining, planning and implementing coastal flood protection lies with the local stakeholders, such as landowners and municipalities. Similarly, it is a municipal responsibility to define building foundation and flood protection levels in urban planning and long term development. These planning and protection levels are most often defined from the hazard instead of a risk perspective.The Danish Coastal Authority (DCA) guides local stakeholders on general coastal flood protection and implements the EU Flood Directive on flood risk reduction in appointed areas of significant flood risk. DCA is obligated to communicate the concept of risk and, in a thorough and easily comprehendible way, the hazards and uncertainties relating to this today and in the future.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2017
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    EventInternational WCRP/IOC Conference 2017: Regional Sea Level Changes and Coastal Impacts - New York, United States
    Duration: 10 Jul 201714 Jul 2017

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational WCRP/IOC Conference 2017: Regional Sea Level Changes and Coastal Impacts
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityNew York
    Period10/07/201714/07/2017

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