NCR is the leading cooperative alliance between all major Dutch institutes for river studies. We integrate knowledge, facilitate discussion and promote excellent science.



Rivercare is a research programme in which the partners of NCR with several other public and private parties collaborate to monitor the consequences of river interventions which are now constructed in the Room for the River programme and the Delta Programme.

The monitoring data will be used to improve the fundamental understanding of the behavior of rivers, map the effects of the interventions for hydraulics, morphology and ecology and to improve the current models. The data, knowledge and models will be used to improve the design and cut maintenance costs of interventions while supporting collaborative and integrated management.


Explore the RiverCare website ( to get an overview about their knowledge-base. Find out how the new insights methods and prototype tools contribute towards self-sustaining multifunctional rivers.

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Related NCR Partners

Delft University of Technology


Radboud University Nijmegen


University of Twente

Utrecht University

Wageningen UR

Contact Details

The University of Twente coordinates RiverCare. Prof. dr. Suzanne Hulscher is chair, dr. Ralph Schielen ( and is co-chair.

General Info

Duration: from 2014 to 2019

Research positions: 21




  • Interdisciplinary
  • Water Management


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