”'Winston Churchill said after World War II, 'Never waste a good crisis''
The Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness Center (PDPC) is working on interesting test projects, such as that of Bas Jonkman (TU Delft), an expert in floods and their side effects. In this test project we simulate storms and other disasters. Then bottlenecks come to the surface, such as stagnant water being a hotbed for infectious diseases,’ Jonkman illustrates.
‘But we also identify blockages of bridges and tunnels. We then also look at the effects of traffic flows and effects on people’s behavior. By collaborating with other areas of expertise, we can also visualize effects on health care.’