The most challenging
aspect of climate change
is its unpredictability.
Dry periods are
getting longer, rainfall
more intense, and
storms more extreme.
forecasts are also
improving all the time
and that makes it easier
to prepare. As well as
this has financial
benefits: every euro
invested in sound flood
and drought forecasts
generates a return of
four hundred euros.
For more information,
see page 24.
3. Deltares in brief
18. Drilling longer distances in loose soil
22. Testing ground: subsurface load tests
23. Knowledge in operation: safe and cheaper transportation
24. Accurate forecasts: 400 euros for every euro invested
27. Three reasons for taking a closer interest in water and
28. Deltares software
29. Deltares organisation
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Ten dry years transformed Australian
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The world can learn from their
Increased flood risks and longer dry
periods require changes in infra
structure. But which changes are
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