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Math Fights Flooding Niels Besseling

Summary: Math Fights Flooding
Niels Besseling
Onno Bokhove
Alla Kolechkina
Jaap Molenaar§
Ronald van Nooyen
Vivi Rottsch¨afer§
Alfred Stein
Anton Stoorvogel
Due to climate changes that are expected in the coming years, the charac-
teristics of the rainfall will change. This can potentially cause flooding or have
negative influences on agriculture and nature. In this research, we study the
effects of this change in rainfall and investigate what can be done to reduce the
undesirable consequences of these changes.
Keywords: climate change, rainfall, drainage system
1 Introduction
At the 2008 Study Group Mathematics with Industry one of the problems con-
cerned the impact of climate change on Dutch water management practices. More
specifically, we were asked to study the effect of the increasing intensity of peaks


Source: Al Hanbali, Ahmad - Department of Applied Mathematics, Universiteit Twente


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