February 7, 2019

Biodiversity in the Dutch practice of cost-benefit analysis

According to the Dutch cost-benefit guidelines, biodiversity points are an innovative and practical method to measure the impact of policy measures on biodiversity. A major use is to compare the cost-effectiveness of...

August 22, 2017

Cost-benefit analysis for flood risk management and water governance in the Netherlands: an overview of one century

The Netherlands is a global reference for flood risk management. This reputation is based on a mix of world-class civil engineering projects and innovative concepts of water governance. For more than a century, cost-benefit analysis has been an important tool for both flood risk management as well as water governance in the Netherlands. It has helped to select the most effective and efficient flood risk projects and to coordinate and reconcile the interests of various policy areas, levels of government and private stakeholders.