Rivercare: an integrated research on self-sustaining multifunctional rivers

Ralph Mathias Johannes Schielen, Dionysius C.M. Augustijn, Suzanne J.M.H. Hulscher

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River management is often a difficult task due to the many interests that are present. Hydraulic, morphological and
ecological processes interfere with human activities. At many locations worldwide, large restoration programs are carried
out, often to improve the safety, sometimes to improve the ecological values and sometime as a combination. Yet, the
various processes that determine the state of the natural system go along with many uncertainties. We introduce a
research project, RiverCare, that takes these uncertainties as a starting point to define lacks, challenges and
opportunities to improve the overall knowledge of the river system The knowledge is then used to improve models and to
develop a serious game, the Virtual river, which can be used to visualize results and improve the stakeholder
participation. In this way, management decisions gain a better support with local authorities and the general public.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIAHR 2015
Subtitle of host publication36th IAHR World Congress: Deltas of the Future (and what happens upstream)
EditorsArthur Mynett
Place of PublicationMadrid, Spain
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)978-90-824846-0-1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event36th IAHR World Congress 2015 : Delta's of the future (and what hapens upstream) - World Forum, The Hague, Netherlands
Duration: 28 Jun 20153 Jul 2015
Conference number: 36


Conference36th IAHR World Congress 2015
CityThe Hague


  • METIS-312023
  • IR-104858


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