Articles | Volume 382
Proc. IAHS, 382, 821–823, 2020
Proc. IAHS, 382, 821–823, 2020
Pre-conference publication
22 Apr 2020
Pre-conference publication | 22 Apr 2020

Why we urgently need a public subsidence information service in the Netherlands

Tirza M. van Daalen et al.

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Subsidence forecasts can be improved by squeezing all possible information out of a variety of local data, ranging from geological data that bear information on subsidence potential to geodetic data which allow for subsidence monitoring. This paper will substantiate the value of subsidence information for governance in sensitive areas, using examples in the Netherlands. In particular, the potential role of a nation-wide, freely accessible repository for subsidence data will be highlighted.