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KPP River research


Within KPP project river research (“Kennis Primaire Processen project rivierkundig onderzoek”) questions from the Dutch river authority Rijkswaterstaat are answered by applied research. The applied studies are focussed on practical solutions for the questions of the river manager, aiming to apply the solutions within 3 years.


The topics of the applied research are various, ranging from morphodynamic modelling of the Dutch rivers, the interaction of sailing ships with the river bed to ecological benefits of measures as placing wood in the river. In an annual newsletter a summary of the results is given for each topic.

Newsletters (in Dutch)

Nieuwsbrief KPP Rivierkundig onderzoek Maart 2019

Nieuwsbrief KPP Rivierkundig onderzoek January 2018

Nieuwsbrief KPP Rivierkundig onderzoek February 2017

Nieuwsbrief Rivierkundig onderzoek December 2015



Related NCR Partners



Delft University of Technology

Wageningen UR

Contact Details

Matthijs Boersema (Rijkswaterstaat)

Anke Becker (Deltares)

General Info

Duration: from 2012 to current (ongoing)

Research positions: 0




  • Dutch Rhine Branches
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Meuse
  • Morphodynamics
  • Rhine-Meuse Estuary