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

Building with nature

Building with nature

HKV is involved with the theme 'Naturally Cheaper´ within the Building with Nature programme. With several other Ecoshape partners we are currently working on the construction and monitoring of a test section along the Houtribdijk. Read more


Delft3D-model for the Elbe

Delft3D-model for the Elbe

In 2013, Germany experienced very high water levels in the Elbe River. The Bundesanstalt für Hydrology (BfG) wanted to get a better understanding of the causes of the flood and requested HKV to develop a detailed Delft3D model to make an assessment. Read more


River and Coastal protection Adjara - Morphological analysis and modelling of Chorokhi River.

River and Coastal protection Adjara - Morphological analysis and modelling of Chorokhi River.

Batumi is the administrative centre of the autonomous republic of Adjara, with a population of approximately 130.000 inhabitants, and is one of the most important tourist destinations along the Georgian Black Sea coast. The coastline southwest of Batumi is affected by serious erosion over a length of about five kilometres, causing damage to houses and agricultural land. In addition, it endangers the ambitious tourism development plans of the region. Read more