NCR is the leading cooperative alliance between all major Dutch institutes for river studies. We integrate knowledge, facilitate discussion and promote excellent science.


Highway and waterway network

As the executive body of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Rijkswaterstaat manages the Netherlands’ main highway and waterway network. Rijkswaterstaat is responsible not only for the technical condition of the infrastructure but also for its user-friendliness. Smooth and safe traffic flows, a safe, clean and user-friendly national waterway system and protection from flooding: that is what Rijkswaterstaat is about.

Participation in NCR

Rijkswaterstaat’s participation in NCR is covered bij the service Water, Traffic and Environment (WVL). Within Rijkswaterstaat, WVL develops Rijkswaterstaat’s vision on the main highway and waterway network, as well as the interaction with our living environment. WVL is also responsible for the scientific knowledge that is required for Rijkswaterstaat to perform its tasks, now and in the future.

As such, WVL works closely with knowledge institutes and acts as their principal within Rijkswaterstaat. By participating in joint ventures and forming strategic alliances with partners from the scientific world, WVL stimulates the development of knowledge and innovation with and for commercial parties.

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Contact Details

Representative in the NCR Supervisory Board:
drs. Monique Busnach

Representatives in the NCR Programme Committee:
drs. M. Boersema
Rijkswaterstaat-WVL, chairman

dr. R. Schielen