The multifunctional dike
The primary function of dikes is to prevent flooding. But for centuries, they have also had other functions. Sheep gaze on them and they are used for recreational activities. Houses are built alongside and cars ride on top. But as sea-level rises we need a more creative approach to the opportunities afforded by dikes. Innovative, multifunctional dikes can cope with future challenges and they ensure we make the most of the available space.
Exclusively for Deltares, an independent institute for applied research in the field of water, subsurface and infrastructure, we visualized the multifunctional dyke.