How can a series of measurements increase water safety, give nature an impulse and diminish erosion?
In this workshop Pilot of the Middel Waal, organised by WWF en HKV, we investigated possibilities to give the river more space along the entire flow area of 30 km. The aim is not to only strengthen nature along the river, but to also meet the goals of water safety and diminish the bedding erosion of the Rhine river branches.
Ambitions and Integration
The workshop was divided in two rounds. The first round resulted in conceptual ambitions for 30 km of river (schemes A, B, C). The second round focused on location specific proposals that can be translated into experiments in the field (maps D, E, F).
Model A: range of ideas
Model B: maximising amount of side flows
Model C: lively river
In this workshop river managers, knowledge institutions, nature experts, ecologists, contractors and landscape architects collaborated in order to sharpen ideas and translate these on paper.