The coast protects millions of Dutch residents against flooding from the sea. The coastal zone is home to over a million residents and businesses, and attracts many tourists and visitors. The Preferential Strategy for flood risk management along the coast is aimed at keeping the coast safe, attractive, and economically strong in the future. In the years ahead, the focus will be on fleshing out the strategy. The region is exploring opportunities for integrated solutions, such as multi-functional dune zones or dykes. The Delta Decisions and the Decision on Sand constitute the framework in this regard.
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