Rivers, coasts and deltas

Although rivers, lakes and oceans are often the primary source of flood waters, they are also a major source of prosperity and development. Management strategies like “Room for the River” and the construction of flood defences like dykes and storm surge barriers can help to reduce the threat of floods. Planning and development of these strategies and infrastructure must be done carefully to minimise disruption to shipping, recreation, the environment and other services. We help to ensure that proposed plans and developments will actually meet desired objectives. To this end, we have an extensive knowledge of hydraulics and morphology readily available.

Projects

Mississippi River Delta - HKV announced winner in Changing Course Design Competition

Mississippi River Delta - HKV announced winner in Changing Course Design Competition

On August 20th 2015 the organisation of the international design competition ‘Changing Course’ announced its winning teams and the teams’ 100-year visions for restoring and sustaining the Mississippi River Delta for the people and industries that call it home. From the 21 international teams that initially entered the competition HKV was among the three winners! Read more


HKV with DRR mission to Mozambique

HKV with DRR mission to Mozambique

From 12 to 21 April 2015 a Dutch Risk Reduction Team (DRR-Team) under direction of Jos de Sonneville, HKV’er Fredrik Huthoff and Henk Karsten together with the World Bank (Adri Verwey) went to Mozambique. Read more


Flood Hazard Assessment White Volta

Flood Hazard Assessment White Volta

Between 2000 – 2010, floods along the White Volta were an almost recurrent annual phenomenon. The flood seasons between 2007 and 2010 rank 1st , 4th, 7th and 8th highest in the White Volta since 1936. These floods affect development and livelihoods in the three northern regions of Ghana. Read more