About the project
Rivers are part of the natural environment. Within their many patterns and characteristics, bank erosion is widespread in natural conditions. Bank erosion as found in nature is a process that allows for the presence of diverse habitats for aquatic plants and animals, which enhances the river ecological functions. However, the reduction or absence of bank erosion is often sought in
favour of diverse human needs, such as navigation and flood protection, or simply to avoid property damage and land loss. It is thus a challenge to achieve a river training or restoration strategy that integrates human development and ecological functions. The aim of the project is twofold, (1) to deepen the understanding bank erosion processes and the role of vegetation, (2) and to employ this to develop a strategy to balance riverbank ecological functions with stabilization techniques that include vegetation. Read two-pages overview >>
Documents & Publications
- Duró, G., Crosato, A., Uijttewaal, W.S.J. (2015). Research on Natural Bank Erosion Processes. 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. 113-114.
- Duró, G.: Best poster award on the NCR-days on October 2-3, 2015 for his poster on 'Research on natural bank erosion processes'