Project Information

Researcher Pepijn van Denderen MSc
Position PhD Researcher
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Wim Uijttewaal (Delft University of Technology)
  Ralph Schielen (University of Twente)
Astrid Blom (Delft University of Technology)
Maarten Kleinhans (Utrecht University)
Suzanne Hulscher (University of Twente)
Duration 1/12/2014 - 1/12-2018
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About the project

B1 RiverCare KDD 2016Side channels are a popular measure to restore the ecological value of the river and to lower the water level during high discharge. Regular maintenance of the side channel and the main channel is required due to erosion and sedimentation processes. This erosion and sedimentation is caused by the spatial change in river geometry resulting from a side channel, and the development of vegetation in the side channel. An optimal design of a side channel minimizes maintenance costs, but requires a better understanding of the processes in and around the side channel. The aim of this project is to develop a procedure for the design of a side channel that minimizes maintenance. The project focusses on unequal bifurcations, which are bifurcations of side channels with a small discharge relative to the main channel discharge, and the sorting effects at these bifurcations. Read two-pages overview >>





Documents & Publications


Conference proceedings

  • R.P.   van   Denderen,  R.M.J. Schielen   & S.J.M.H. Hulscher. (2017). Sediment sorting at a side channel system. In: A.J.F. Hoitink, T.V. de Ruijsscher, T.J. Geertsema, B. Makaske, J. Wallinga, J.H.J. Candel, J. Poelman (Eds.), Book of abstracts NCR days 2017, NCR Publication 41-2017, 1-3 February 2017, Wageningen University & Research, pp. 79.


Conference proceedings

  • Van Denderen, R.P.,R.M.J. Schielen, A. Blom, M.G. Kleinhans, S.J.M.H. Hulscher (2016). Characteristics of side channels in the River Ain, France. In: G. Constantinescu, M. Garcia, D. Hanes (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics (River Flow 2016), 11-14 July, 2016, St. Louis, USA, pp. 2111-2117


Conference proceedings

  • Van Denderen, R.P., R.M.J. Schielen, S.J.M.H. Hulscher (2015). Observed evolution of side channels. In: H.J.R. Lenders, F.P.L. Collas, G.W. Geerling, R.S.E.W. Leuven (Eds.). Bridging gaps between river science, governance and management. Book of abstracts NCR-days 2015, NCR Publication 39-2015, 1-2 October 2015, Radboud University, Nijmegen, pp. 73-76.