About the project
Over the past centuries, water management in lowland areas has enormously changed by the development from a situation of frequent inundation under semi-natural conditions towards fully-controlled drainage. Today, less than 10% of lowland streams in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany and Denmark still have a natural physical state (Brookes & Long, 1990; Iversen et al., 1993; Verdonschot & Nijboer, 2002;. Lorenz et al, 2004). Progress in understanding stream restoration impacts on discharge dynamics requires more knowledge about coincidence of discharge waves in a river and its tributaries, and a deeper understanding of response time dependence on open water-subsurface water exchange. This research aims to increase the understanding of effective strategies for water retention. Read two-pages overview >>
Documents & Publications
- Geertsema, T.J., Hoitink, A.J.F., Teuling, A.J., Torfs, P., Weerts, A.H., Uijlenhoet, R. (2015). Simultaneous occurrence of discharge peaks in a large river and its lowland tributaries. 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. 1626-1632.
- Geertsema, T.J., Hoitink, A.J.F., Teuling, A.J., Torfs, P., Weerts, A.H., Uijlenhoet, R. (2015). Probability of simultaneous occurrence of discharge peaks in the main branch of the Meuse River and its tributaries. 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. 115-119.