Waterways serve for several functions besides transporting goods and people. The ecological importance of navigable rivers has taken much attention during recent decades bringing efforts to improve these natural corridors for fauna and flora (Boeters et al., 1997). Following the policy of the European Water Framework Directive (WFD), many Dutch river reaches have been recently restored through the removal of bank protections in search for better riparian habitats (Florsheim et al., 2009), but they also result exposed to erosive forces. Large uncertainties generally surround the prediction of erosion rates (e.g. Samadi et al., 2009) due to complex flow characteristics in the near-bank region, variable soil properties, etc. A better understanding of bank erosion processes is then of interest to predict erosion rates and improve the design of future interventions.
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||NCR-Days 2017 - Wageningen, Netherlands|
Duration: 1 Feb 2017 → 3 Feb 2017
|Period||1/02/17 → 3/02/17|
|Other||Netherlands Centre for River Studies is a corporation of the Universities of Delft, Utrecht, Nijmegen, Twente and Wageningen, UNESCO-IHE, RWS-WVL and Deltares|