A concise history of Dutch river floods

Tol, Richard S J and Langen, Andreas (2000) A concise history of Dutch river floods. Climatic Change, 46 (3). pp. 357-369. ISSN 0165-0009

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Based on a brief account of 1,000 years of river floods and flood management in the Dutch Rhine delta, it is argued that vulnerability to river floods depends on the complex interaction of economics, institutions, politics and, to a limited extent, climate. Response functions and thresholds for climate change impacts should take this complexity into account rather than assuming society to be constant or evolving in a straightforward manner.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DH History of Low Countries. Benelux Countries
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE300 Environmental management
H Social Sciences > HB Economic theory. Demography
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Depositing User: Richard Tol
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2012 09:24
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 17:12
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/38375
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