Articles | Volume 372
12 Nov 2015
 | 12 Nov 2015

An integrated assessment framework for land subsidence in delta cities

T. H. M. Bucx, C. J. M. van Ruiten, G. Erkens, and G. de Lange

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In many delta cities land subsidence exceeds absolute sea level rise up to a factor of ten by excessive groundwater extraction related to rapid urbanization and population growth. An Integrated Assessment Framework (IAF) for subsidence is introduced, illustrated by several (delta) case studies. Based on that a list of 10 generic key issues and possible solutions is presented in order to further develop and support a (generic) approach how to deal with subsidence in subsidence-prone areas.