Rivercare is a research programme in which the partners of NCR with several other public and private parties collaborate to monitor the consequences of measures which are now constructed in the Room for the River programme and the Delta Programme.
The monitoring data will be used to improve the fundamental understanding of the behaviour of rivers, map the consequences of the measures for hydraulics, morphology and ecology and to improve the current models. The data, knowledge and models will be used to improve the design and maintenance of measures and cut costs of river management.
RiverCare aims at fundamentally improving the understanding of adaptations in river systems in the next 10 to 50 years.
Its findings should lead to a 'Virtual River', a digital design instrument that combines all the collected knowledge and can be applied worldwide for lowland rivers.
RiverCare is organised into 8 subprojects, ranging from Interventions (Project A through D), Integrated Effects (Project E), Management (Project F), Communication (Project G) and Application (Project H).