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Theme B) Side channels and natural banks

Both side channels and freely erodible banks can improve ecological diversity and are often built as a part of restoration projects. However, extensive erosion or sedimentation requires expensive maintenance. At the same time discharge capacity and navigability of the (main) channel should be guaranteed, whilst maintenance efforts should be manageable and cost-effective.

Snapshot of the Dutch Rhine accounting for the two type of processes (Source: Bureau Beeldtaal Filmmakers. RiverCare video).

This theme developed an improved understanding to:

  • Better design side channels by predicting the morphological changes over time.
  • Characterize local processes governing the (rate of) bank erosion.

Project leader

Prof. dr. ir. Wim Uijttewaal

Delft University of Technology

Supervisory team

dr. Ralph Schielen

Rijkswaterstaat Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

dr. ir. Alessandra Crosato

Delft University of Technology

dr. ir. Astrid Blom

prof. dr. Maarten Kleinhans


Last modified: 19/06/2019