chapter  3
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Socio-Economic Scenarios in Climate Adaptation Studies

BySusan van ’t Klooster, Michiel van Drunen and Eric Koomen

Climate change and sea-level rise projections are important factors in the estimation of  future flood risk. Recently, a large number of studies have evaluated the conditions and  time by which impacts of climate change would become apparent and their potential effects (e.g. Meehl et al, 2007; Schneider et al, 2007). Such effects include, for example,  increased damages and other losses as a result of flooding.