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Date and time
Sep 17, 2020 15:30 - 16:30
the Horstkantine

Drink lecture Deltares

Applied research in practice: from the worlds’ largest natural flume to the streams of Brabant


Water boards maintain many thousands of kilometers of streams. These streams can become clogged by vegetation in the span of days – hindering discharge and threatening agriculture. The only option to lower the risk of inundation is frequent, expensive and labor-intensive mowing. Or is it?


In this lecture, dr. ir. Koen Berends will bring you up to speed with a five-year long applied research project that took us from the streams of Brabant & de Achterhoek to the worlds’ largest flume in South Korea. He will discuss some limitations of our current knowledge of flow through vegetation, promising state-of-the-art research lines and how these can support the future of environmental & civil engineering.


Deltares is an independent institute for applied research in the field of water and subsurface.


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