Subsidence a slow-motion problem
The Netherlands is subsiding faster than the sea level is rising. In large parts of the Netherlands, human intervention is causing increased subsidence, in part because of a reduction in groundwater levels. The Geological Survey of the Netherlands (GDN), part of TNO, investigates all aspects of subsidence in collaboration with other institutes. This is done through measuring and understanding, but also through predicting. Municipalities, provinces and the government use this data and knowledge as an integral part of decision-making. TNO researchers Peter Fokker and Kay Koster, and head of geomodelling Michiel van der Meulen answer a number of questions about subsidence.
Geologische Dienst Nederland
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Geological Survey Netherlands