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Theme A) Optimizing the longitudinal dams design

The longitudinal ams are an innovative pilot intervention in the Dutch River Waal, which hold great promise to become a common river engineering measure inside and outside The Netherlands. This theme developed the scientific knowledge to optimize the design and management of these longitudinal dams in terms of navigation, flood protection and ecological rehabilitation.

The innovative outputs are:

  • A new generic method to assess the effect of longitudinal dam design on the morphology of the main and side channel.
  • The impact of a longitudinal dam on the local biodiversity is monitored

On the left, view of a longitudinal dam along a 10 km section in the river Waal in the Netherlands (Source: Frank Collas).

Project leader

dr. ir. Ton Hoitink

Wageningen University & Research

Supervisory team

Prof. dr. ir. Wim Uijttewaal

Delft University of Technology

dr. Tom Buijse


prof. dr. Rob Leuven

Radboud University Nijmegen


Last modified: 03/05/2019