Project Information

Researcher Tjitske Geertsema MSc
Position PhD Researcher
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Jakob Wallinga (Wageningen University)
  Ton Hoitink (Wageningen University)
Duration 01/09/2014 - 01-09-2018
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About the project

C2 RiverCare KDD 2016Over 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


 Conference proceedings


  • T.J. Geertsema, P.J.J.F. Torfs, A.J. Teuling, A.J.F. Hoitink. Backwater development by woody debris in streams. 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. 28-29.


  • T.J. Geertsema, P.J.J.F. Torfs, A.J. Teuling, A.J.F. Hoitink. Backwater development by woody debris. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2017, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 19, EGU2017-15820,17 - 22 April 2016, Vienna, Austria.


 Conference proceedings

  • 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.


 Conference proceedings