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Insights in (potential) practical use of Rivercare output internationally.
There is a long history and culture in the management of water and related societal needs in the Netherlands. We are internationally known for our knowledge, experience and innovative measures for flood protection. But what we increasingly see and start more and more to accept, is that we might be reaching the limits of our control and use of the river system. A shift needs to occur towards more self-sustaining rivers, that can still serve multiple functions. The output from the Rivercare program adds to that understanding and gives insights, methods and tools to help in realizing that paradigm shift. The challenge is to on how effectively share our knowledge to practice and thereby strengthen our knowledge base and international position to be able to apply this concept abroad?
Key goals: Collaborative Governance
Overview of the innovative components, including data on the water Export Index 2018 of the Netherlands. (Source: Panteia)
- Applying the TRL method (Technology Readiness Level) on Rivercare output. To show the ‘maturity’ of the output and making it visible how close/far an output is from being able to be applied in practice.
- Mindmap of the Dutch water sector for international activities: which organizations are involved in coordinating, organizing and promoting Dutch water expertise?
- Guidelines on what to take into account when undertaking international activities
For whom and where?
Policy makers, project managers, advisors from public organizations and consultancies working in regions around the world with (low-lying) multi-functional river systems and where there is ambition for more sustainable use of the river.
Data-collection methods: Interviews
Temporal scale: 1-10years Project duration
Application and findings
- Most of the Rivercare output is between TRL 2 and 6 (prototypes at best). Also not all output is not in a tangible form (i.e. knowledge incorporated in a tool). This means there are further developmental steps to be taken and we
need to find adopters for that. For example consultancies and research institutes.
- There is a large network of public and private organizations in the Netherlands involved in international water projects, a.o. NWP, Topsector Water, Partners for Water, RVO. The strategy is to connect with them and transfer our knowledge effectively.
Status for day-to-day practice
Currently identifying methods and moments to reach organizations who can bring Rivercare knowledge in international projects.
These are the key locations where International RiverCare partners are located (Germany and USA). We would like to explore opportunities to apply insights, methods and prototype tools abroad.
Spatial scale: River section
Key locations: Abroad Netherlands (NL)
Identifying interested organizations and potential regions/locations to apply this knowledge.
Last updated: 10/02/2020
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Radboud University Nijmegen
As soon as available, explore the storyline to get to know more about the main methods or prototype tools that were developed within this project.
Explore the output details for available publications to get a glance of the innovative components and implications to practice as well as the links to supporting datasets.
Jump to: Abstract
Cortes Arevalo, V. J., den Haan, R-J. J., Berends, K. D., Leung, N., Augustijn, D. C. M., & Hulscher, S. J. M. H. (2017). RiverCare communication strategy for reaching beyond. Poster session presented at EGU General Assembly 2017, Vienna, Austria.
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