Coastal Engineering Design Codes in the Netherlands

by Ammo Hoekstra, Rijkswaterstaat (Public Works Dep), Delft, Netherlands,
Krystian W. Pilarczyk, Rijkswaterstaat (Public Works Dep), Delft, Netherlands,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Engineering Practice


Dutch research strategy on water defences and the resulting coastal and hydraulic engineering design codes (technical documents) are briefly overviewed. Special attention is paid to organizational and managerial aspects of research and preparation of technical codes. An integrated approach is illustrated by the long-term activities on revetments.

Subject Headings: Coastal environment | Coastal engineering | Standards and codes | Hydraulic design | Coastal management | Hydraulic engineering | Water management | Sea water | Netherlands | Europe

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