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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 would require expensive maintenance. At the same time discharge capacity and navigability should be guaranteed, and maintenance efforts should be manageable and cost-effective.

The specific  projects develop an improved understanding to:

  • Desing and predict the changes over time man-made side channels.
  • Characterize local processes governing the rate of bank erosion as they determine way in which freely erodible vegetated banks will develop.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Delft University of Technology

prof. dr. Maarten Kleinhans

Utrecht University

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Last modified: 29/01/2019