Water – Its control and combination

Multifunctionality and flood defences

Multifunctionality: the combination of road and dike projects can save costs and, at the same time, generate new sources of revenue. The damming function of the dike does not need to be compromised as a result; in the Netherlands and elsewhere people have been building roads on dikes for centuries. Added value for lower costs and with new revenues. That is the principle behind multifunctionality. There are already countless examples of this relating to flood defences. This book gives almost thirty, and presents an analysis of what multifunctionality really is.