Project C

C) Regional water systems

Regional river systems draining into major rivers are an important, but often overlooked component of the Dutch drainage system. As a project group, we focus on these regional river systems to:

  • get a quantitative understanding of their morphodynamic and hydrological functioning to contribute to the design and construction of stream restoration projects.
  • understand how these regional systems interact with the larger rivers. Stream interventions that affect drainage characteristics and/or sediment transport will affect the larger rivers that such river system is draining into.
  • try experimental building with nature approaches in small systems prior to large-scale implementation in the larger rivers.

Supervisory team

dr. ir. Ton Hoitink

ton.hoitink@wur.nl

prof. dr. Maarten Kleinhans

m.g.kleinhans@uu.nl

Contributing partners

Rijkswaterstaat Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

Foundation for Applied Water Research STOWA

Witteveen+Bos Engineering and Consulting

Wageningen University & Research

Utrecht University

NWO Applied and Engineering Sciences

Last modified: 01/06/2018

Project leader

prof. dr. Jakob Wallinga

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