Trial – The Netherlands 

21st– 23rd May 2019, The Hague

DRIVER+ Netherlands Trial is being organised by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Safety Region Haaglanden (SRH). It will be conducted as a tabletop Trial at the premises of SRH in The Hague from Tuesday 21 May 2019 to Thursday 23rd May 2019.

The Scenario: A Flood in The Hague

Severe weather causes the Scheveningen lock to fail, flooding The Hague city centre, putting more than 500,000 people at risk.  Cascade effects will be (partial) loss of electricity, gas, drinking water, telecoms networks and damage to roads, houses, cars, shops, tram lines.

The scenario requires decisions about the necessity for evacuation of inhabitants of the area afflicted by flooding. A large amount of emergency workers and rescue equipment is needed to deal with the increasing number of exposed people and to manage aforementioned cascading effects. Thus, the situation cannot be handled by Safety Region Haaglanden and regional crisis partners only, but requires deployment of additional evacuation forces, volunteers and resources from national and potentially international networks.

The Actors Involved

Crisis Management practitioners of several different disciplines (fire service, police, health service, military defence, water utility, municipality) will be involved in order to work with and evaluate a number of innovative technical solutions to assess whether they improve practitioner response to a severe flooding incident.

The Objectives

  •  Enhance the capability to plan and coordinate resources for response
  • Improve the ability to exchange crisis-related information
  • Facilitate the planning and management of large scale evacuation of population


Testing the Following Solutions

Following a call for applications, the following 6 solutions have been selected to be tested during the Trial:


A state-of-the-art hydrodynamic simulation software for pluvial, fluvial and coastal floods


Up-to-date situational awareness information such as satellite or aerial imagery as well as geo data

Keep Operational

Provides information about the current traffic situation and routes regarding the flood information


Provides a Common Operational Picture for those Crisis Teams not having direct access to LCMS


An adaptable simulation environment for discrete event-based and agent-based simulations


Creates digital visualisation of the disaster, showing cascading effects on critical infrastructure and utility networks

Do you want to know more about DRIVER+ Trials?

Take a look to our catalogue describing our activities around the Trial ! You will find information on the DRIVER+ Test-bed and Guidance Methodology to organise Trials, the DRIVER+ Portfolio of Solutions but also specific information about this Trial and a detailed description of the solutions tested.

Stay Tuned for more information ABOUT THIS TRIAL !