Annual precipitation in the Netherlands increased by 26% between 1910 and 2022. Winters have become particularly wetter, but summer precipitation has also increased. This increase can primarily be attributed to the fact that precipitation has grown more extreme. Severe and prolonged precipitation can cause waterlogging, which may cause damage to buildings and render roads impassable. The future will see a higher risk of waterlogging as a result of climate change. Torrential summer rain may become particularly more extreme. This can cause a great deal of trouble, if we fail to sufficiently adapt to such changes.
What will you find on these pages?
These pages deal with the causes and effects of waterlogging. They also provide information on the impact of several measures to combat waterlogging and on the results of various studies on this issue.
- How is precipitation changing?
- When does waterlogging occur, and how does it impact us?
- How can we restrict waterlogging?
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