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Theme D) Sediment nourishment

This project aims at improving predictions of channel response to sediment management interventions such as nourishment and dredging in sand-gravel rivers like the Dutch Rhine.

Snapshot of a sediment nourishment in the Dutch Rhine. (Source: Rijkswaterstat)

More specifically, the objective is to improve the modelling of sediment movement in the river bed by:

  1. assessing techniques for efficient long-term modelling of morphodynamic changes;
  2. assessing the range of conditions for the which current numerical models are ill-posed (do not give unique or physically realistic solutions);
  3. developing a method as well as a sound physically-based model to address some of the limitations of current modelling approaches.

Project leader

dr. ir. Astrid Blom

Supervisory team Robert Jan Labeur

dr. Ralph Schielen

Rijkswaterstaat Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

Prof. dr. ir. Wim Uijttewaal

Delft University of Technology


Last modified: 03/06/2019