Dutch Collaboration Gives Insight in Domino Effects of Flooding

15 juli 2019
Auteur: HSD Foundation

News of heavy rainfall and the consequences of flooding reaches our ears ever more frequently. Not only abroad, but also in the Netherlands itself, the effects of climate change are increasingly visible and tangible. Now the question arises if weather induced disruptions on our shared infrastructures could lead to substantial societal disruptions. In a quest to provide an answer to this and related questions, Wateradvies & IT bureau Nelen & Schuurmans and SIM-CI decided to join forces.


By connecting the cloud platforms 3Di and SIM•SAFE, the potential to calculate and visualise domino effects of horizontal and or vertical flooding on a community’s critical infrastructures is added to the already potentially catastrophic direct consequences of flooding on a region’s society and economy.


The water domain in The Netherlands already counts numerous advisors and IT-solutions. The integration of 3Di and SIM•SAFE offers a full spectrum that is unique for water and crisis management. A full overview in a 3D visualisation is offered over time, providing insight and contributing to better decision-making during a crisis (or in a training or planning setting).


That 3Di and SIM•SAFE offer more than two plus two equals four, was already proven during the European DRIVER+ project and trial. Based on 3Di’s flooding calculation, SIM•SAFE’s scenarios delivered detailed insights that offered great added value to emergency services. After Nelen & Schuurmans and SIM•CI were awarded the assignment to provide a 3D flooding viewer for the province of Zeeland together, they decided to make their collaboration official.


“Together, we are able to offer end-to-end solutions that provide optimal insights for water and crisis management in times of flooding and water related disruptions,“ states Wytze Schuurmans, director and co-founder of Nelen & Schuurmans."


Read the article in Dutch here