The following projects in the Netherlands have benefited from funding under the IRMA programme:

IRMA-code
Applicant and project title (in blue)
EU-Contribution
(Euro)
4/NL/1/001 Technical Assistance

This project involves the so-called ‘Technical Assistance’ of the IRMA Programme: the Programme Secretariat in The Hague and National Secretariats in the member states (Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands). This project secures the operational continuity of the IRMA programme and the publicity, monitoring and control of the programme.

2.284.000,-

(D) 615.000,-

(NL) 1.239.000,-

(BE) 309.000,-

(LUX) 64.000,-

(FR) 57.000,-

3/NL/1/004 Regionale Brandweer Nijmegen en omstreken

PoldEvac

Project PoldEvac structurally looks at massive damage control with regard to floods and consequent large-scale evacuation procedures. A 'geo-Spatial Decision Support System' (acronym: PoldEvac) focuses upon hydraulic and geographic information-handling and knowledge engineering so as to optimise operational management which can be co-ordinated by use of standard PC equipment.

431.091,-

(D) 45.378,-

(NL) 385.713,-

2/NL/1/026 Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat / Directoraat-Generaal Rijkswaterstaat / Directie Oost Nederland

Bakenhof, dijkteruglegging Malburgse dam

Objective of this project is to remove the bottleneck which the Malburgse dam forms in the Nederrijn river. The current dike does not longer fulfil its demands with respect to maintenance and control. Significant alterations were required. However, it was found that relocation of the dike was more sustainable and effective. Hence, the pre-1977 situation will be largely re-instated.

86.364,-
2/NL/1/027 Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat / Directoraat-Generaal Rijkswaterstaat / Directie Oost Nederland

Rosandepolder

The objective of the project is to remove a hydraulic bottleneck in the Nederrijn river. In the existing situation a railway track founded on a dike crosses the Nederrijn. At times of high water this dike blocks the flow through the flood plains and causes an increase in water level upstream from it. With the investigative study a solution is sought in which the flow capacity may be improved.

For more information: www.minvenw.nl/rws/perspectief/magazine/per404/art4.html

270.500,-
1/NL/3/028 Waterschap Groot Salland

Emmertochtsloot

Within the plan-area, the objective is to increase ground water level or rather, avoid droughts. This is done via a new regime of water level control in the streams in the area. Regulated outflow of the area to the river then gives a reduction of discharge and hence, a decrease in water level. The canalised streams are all brought back to their natural meandering form. One of the consequences of the increase of ground water level is that the various uses of land need to be reconsidered.

490.470,-
1/NL/3/029 Waterschap Regge en Dinkel

Polbeek

Creation of a retention area in the Province of Overijssel. The course of the Polbeek and the downstream section of the Overijsselse Vecht have experienced a number of water management problems. Discharge peaks in recent years have become higher as a result of the intensification of the drainage system and the land consolidation. Project aims: prevent unnecessary inundation, enhancement of the natural environment and the natural re-routing of the water course, to serve as a case model.

57.509,-
2/NL/1/030 Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat / Directoraat-Generaal Rijkswaterstaat / Directie Oost Nederland

Stuweiland Driel

The project concerns the implementation of a measure of which the preparations have already been completed. The function of the existing weir island is to preserve navigability on the Rhine. In such, it forms a hydraulic bottleneck during periods of high water. A balanced integral solution was found. The ground level of the island will be mostly lowered, a fish passage is incorporated and a new nature and recreational function is assigned to the area.

1.411.019,-
2/NL/1/031 Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat / Directoraat-Generaal Rijkswaterstaat / Directie Oost Nederland

Lexkesveer

The application concerns the preparatory study for the lowering of flood plains in Cluster Lower Rhine as presented by the Dutch National Advisory Group. The increase in water level upstream may be greatly reduced and hence contributes to the long term objectives of the International Rhine Commission of an overall reduction of 150-200 mm. The purpose of this project is to contribute to high water management by creating more room for the river in the Lower Rhine and Lek stretch. This project must be seen in conjunction with another project: creating a passage through the ferry roads (the access road to the ferry of Lexkesveer).

340.910,-
2/NL/1/032 Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat / Directoraat-Generaal Rijkswaterstaat / Directie Zuid Holland

Noordwaard (preparation)

Nature development in the Noordwaard (part of the Biesbosch ecological system) is aimed at developing a fresh water tidal area with open waters, reed and rush fields, marshes and open spaces. It has been decided to move the dike inland, and creating more space for the river. The main objectives are: (1) creating room for the river; (2) lowering the indicative high-water level by approx. 53 mm; (3) developing a freshwater tidal linked with the Biesbosch; (4) strengthening the ecological cohesion between the three major Biesbosch areas.

133.000,-
2/NL/1/033 Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat / Directoraat-Generaal Rijkswaterstaat / Directie Zuid Holland

Dombosch

The project proposal Dombosch, falls into the complex but feasible structures set up to resolve the water system in the lower reaches of the Rhine and Meuse which is susceptible to floods as the area is heavily populated. Therefore, the main objective of this project is to create safety against floods, but also to simultaneously restore the ecological structures of the area alongside the south of the Belgium Meuse.

1.940.895,-
2/NL/1/034 Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat / Directoraat-Generaal Rijkswaterstaat / Directie Zuid Holland

Pontonnierskazerne

Pontonnierskazerne is a military object of which some barracks create a barrier to the flow of water. This project aims at strengtening of the southern dikes along the Meuse in combination with partially excavating the necessary barrack grounds in order to create more room for the flow of the river. The project will also have an effect of increasing regional understanding and deriving more knowledge in how to create more room for the natural flow of the river.

306.000,-
2/NL/1/035 Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat / Directoraat-Generaal Rijkswaterstaat / Directie Zuid Holland

Zanen - Verstoep

This project proposal in particular is flood preventive, integral and innovative. The Zanen-Verstoep industrial and harbour estate will be excavated and redeveloped as a nature conservative area. In order to improve discharge, the Zanen-Verstoep industrial area was bought by the government and the spatial function was changed from industry to discharge of the river. Design and planning were finished end 1998. Executional activities will end summer 2000.

1.436.550,-
2/NL/1/036 Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat / Directoraat-Generaal Rijkswaterstaat / Directie Zuid Holland

Sliedrechtse Biesbosch

The objectives of this project follow up on an original project of 1996 to sustain the area's structure by assuring flood-prevention. The task objectives are to make room for the river by directly connecting the polders to the Merwede river and by improving on the environment by development of creeks, hollows and higher areas for scenic landscaping. In effect, the project supports the goals of the original project of 1996 that was in connection with the Brabantse and Dordtse Biesbosch.

376.000,-
1/NL/2/041 Gemeente ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Integraal Waterbeheer De Vliert

The Brabant catchment faces the problem that the majority of the area drains via the side-rivers Dommel, Aa, Beerze and Reusel which all converge into the Meuse at the city of 's-Hertogenbosch. The project involves de-coupling of roofs and quiet residential streets from the sewerage system in De Vliert (part of 's-Hertogenbosch). The rainwater which as a result no longer reaches the sewerage system will be used, infiltrated or discharged/buffered to nearby surface waters. This project also plays part of a series of project proposals which come under the approach of high water problems in Noord-Brabant, Belgium, Limburg and Antwerp.

334.000,-
2/NL/1/042 Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat / Directoraat-Generaal Rijkswaterstaat / Directie Oost Nederland

Projectvoorstel II-4.3 Breemwaard

The project concerns enlarging the flow cross section at Zaltbommel. Changes in spatial functions require an intensive co-operation between the involved local authorities. For dike improvement further downstream (Deltaplan Grote Rivieren), the Breemwaard was an important source for clay. The preparatory phase is already completed; the construction phase has begun and will be finished end 2001. Furthermore, with the extensive communication plan and the population density, it may be expected that a large number of people may be reached with information on flood risk.

262.350,-
2/NL/1/043 Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat / Directoraat-Generaal Rijkswaterstaat / Directie Oost Nederland

Projectvoorstel II.1.1. Klompenwaard

This project is situated at an important location in the Dutch river system: the junction of Rhine, Waal and Pannerdens Canal. The project concerns the widening of the flow cross section by lowering the level of the flood plains and construction side channels. In this, the ecological function of the area and the governmental vision on nature development are taken into account.

724.250,-
2/NL/1/044 Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat / Directoraat-Generaal Rijkswaterstaat / Directie Oost Nederland

Projectvoorstel II-3.8 Goilberdingerwaard

The Goilbedingerwaard is a river widening project in the Cluster Nederrijn/Lek. By increase at the Goilbedingerwaard in the flow cross section, the increase in water level caused by moving a dike towards the river is therewith over-compensated. The design and preparatory activities were finished 1998. The executional activities have commenced summer 1998 and will last until summer 2000.

165.400,-
2/NL/1/045 Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat / Directoraat-Generaal Rijkswaterstaat / Directie Zuid-Holland

Projectvoorstel II-7.3 Opperduit

The Lower Reaches (Benedenrivierengebied) are the lower part of the Rhine and Meuse. It is a water system with a complex hydrodynamical and morphological structure which is heavily effected by human presence. The natural interaction of tides and river discharge, as occurring in a natural estuary, is lacking in large parts of this area or is only faintly reflected. Project 'Opperduit' concerns dike improvement along the right bank of the Lek. One of the features is the lowering of 8 hectares industrial site at Opperduit and reorganising it as a natural area.

1.268.250,-
1/NL/1/046 Waterschap Velt en Vecht

Rheezer Waterleiding

The Rheezer Water Works project specially entails creating a broad and shallow watercourse of approx. 5 kilometres with a continuous riverbed without weirs. The objectives are to prevent inundations in the basin of the Rheezer Water Works during peak discharges, and the project is particularly characterised by the creation of a retention and overflow area at both sides of the Rheezer so that the peak discharge is reduced in both the German-Dutch river side of Overijsselse Vecht.

89.793,-
2/NL/1/047 Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat / Directoraat-Generaal Rijkswaterstaat / Directie Zuid-Holland

Aakvlaai

The project looks specifically at the present agricultural Allardspolder area where land will be acquired to set up a 'miniature Biesbosch'. The objectives of the project are integral so that flood-prevention and nature development go hand in hand. In short, these objectives include creating room for the river, lowering the indicative high-water level and eventually strengthening of the area's ecological structure by means of recreation and nature development.

2.990.790,-
2/NL/1/048 Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat / Directoraat-Generaal Rijkswaterstaat / Directie Zuid-Holland

Lekdijk-West

The objectives are to create flood prevention in both an integral and innovative manner along the Lek tributary while natural restructuring of the area will also be done. The newly created area outside the dike will be reorganised ecologically - in place of its former use which was for agriculture and citizen-housing. The objectives of flood prevention go hand in hand with increasing safety levels but also in ecological natural development.

2.716.700,-
2/NL/1/049 Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat / Directoraat-Generaal Rijkswaterstaat / Directie Oost Nederland

Oosterbeek (preparation)

The major downstream bed of the Lower Rhine is becoming increasingly narrow while limiting the possibilities of work in the major bed. The hydraulic bottlenecks are therefore given high emphasis so that possibilities are created for the widening and deepening of the major bed. The purpose of the Oosterbeek-railway bridge project is first to contribute to this cluster-management along with work on the Rosandepolder by creating more room for the river in both the Lower Rhine and Lek stretch.

For more information: www.minvenw.nl/rws/perspectief/magazine/per404/art4.html

235.375,-
1/NL/3/050 Waterschap de Dommel

HOWABO

The project HOWABO involves preparation and investigation of the outflow of the Dommel and Aa tributaries into the Meuse river, so that the water level can be reduced. The project begun as 'Bossche Broek' and looked into the aspect of inundation, HOWABO is its continual stage and follows up on the results of retention as inundation is applied. Meanwhile, the present aim is to continue work on basis of a model to prepare the execution of eventual further water level reduction.

869.388,-
1/NL/3/059 Waterschap Velt en Vecht

Retentie in het Ommerkanaal

Project ‘Retentie in het Ommerkanaal’ in particular can be characterised by the creation of retention by means of an overflow area at both sides of the Ommerkanaal. As such, the high-peak discharges will be reduced in the direction of the German-Dutch river of the Overijsselse Vecht. On addition to this, ecological standards, scenic landscaping and recreation features will also be restored and improved in quality.

245.623,-
2/NL/1/062 Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat / Directoraat-Generaal Rijkswaterstaat / Directie Limburg

Maaswerken: Grensmaas (Preparatory phase)

The section of the river Meuse in which this project is located is known as the ‘Border Meuse’. The Border Meuse (Grensmaas) stretches from Maastricht to Roosteren (a lenght of approximately 45 km). There are no flood barriers along this section of the Meuse. Because the Meuse Valley is very low-lying here compared with the surrounding landscape, the problem of flooding is restricted to the valley itself. After the floods in 1993 and 1995 and the publication of the Boertien Committee’s main report on the Meuse flooding, the Limburg directorate of the Department of Public Works and Water Management (RWS) launched the Sand Meuse project. The Boertien Committee recommended deepening the river’s summer bed and putting up dikes in high-risk areas. The Boertien Committee’s recommendations were incorporated into the national Major Rivers Delta Plan. The Border Meuse project, which had been started up some time before, also acquired a further aim: to offer protection against flooding and to encourage the development of a more natural Meuse. The aim is to reduce the risk of flooding to less than 1/250 per year.

For more information: www.maaswerken.nl

7.412.779,-

 

2/NL/1/063 Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat / Directoraat-Generaal Rijkswaterstaat / Directie Oost Nederland

Steenwaard

This is a multifunctional project pertaining to nature development, water catchment and safety assurance. Steenwaard consists of two sub-projects - 'Veerweg' (ferry route) which encompasses the removal of substantial hydraulic bottlenecks and 'Nature & Water' which looks at nature development and construction facilities for water catchment.

266.600,-
1/NL/3/064 Gemeente Loon op Zand

Vloeivelden Loon op Zand

The project proposes that a system be constructed in the place where the former sewage treatment fields of Loon op Zand were situated; the system would purify, buffer and infiltrate a part of the effluent from STW North-Tilburg. The project primarily researches the situation to derive a solution for the area by establishing a constructed wetland system for the purification of the effluent.

59.984,-
2/NL/1/065 Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat / Directoraat-Generaal Rijkswaterstaat / Directie Limburg

Maaswerken: Zandmaas (Preparatory phase)

The unprotected section of the river Meuse in the Netherlands runs from Eijsden to Boxmeer (km 0 to 148). There are no flood barriers along this section of the Meuse. Because the Meuse Valley is very low-lying here compared with the surrounding landscape, the problem of flooding is restricted to the valley itself. After the floods in 1993 and 1995 and the publication of the Boertien Committee’s main report on the Meuse flooding, the Limburg directorate of the Department of Public Works and Water Management (RWS) launched the Sand Meuse project. The Boertien Committee recommended deepening the river’s summer bed and putting up dikes in high-risk areas. The Boertien Committee’s recommendations were incorporated into the national Major Rivers Delta Plan. The aim is to reduce the risk of flooding to less than 1/250 per year.

The Sand Meuse project will require preparatory work to be carried out which, although it will have little or no effect on the water level, is nevertheless vital if the river is to be enlarged. The purpose of the pilot projects is to test the design process and the method of implementation of the chosen river enlargement method in actual practice, to obtain a clearer picture of the hydrological, morphological and ecological effects, to facilitate the targeted co-operation between the parties involved and to provide an example of the way the Sand Meuse project should be tackled. The eroding banks pilot project includes a site at which the consequences of pilot 1 to 3 will be recorded.

For more information: www.maaswerken.nl

14.487.250,-
1/NL/2/069 Gemeenschappelijke Regeling Bergerden

Glastuinbouw Bergerden

The project specifically looks at the area of Bergerden which is an industrial zone for new greenhouse horticultural companies. The objective of the project is to infiltrate the water in a common retention area. The project also supports the region Arnhem-Nijmegen within this cluster.

586.575,-
1/NL/2/070 Polderdistrict Betuwe

Integraal waterplan voor de Waalsprong

'De Waalsprong' is a new residential area. Formerly, urbanisation in the catchment areas of the rivers has led to increased peak water discharge from residential and industrial areas into the rivers. The goal of this project is to reduce direct discharge of rainwater and to increase the retention capacity in the residential area. The project proposal is flood preventive, integral and innovative and is described as having the character of creating a 'new infrastructure'.

569.963,-
1/NL/1/077 Waterschap de Aa

Inrichting Starkriet als inundatiegebied voor De Aa

This project is a classic example of how 'raising greater obstacles to drainage' can be combined with 'increasing water retention at ground level', making it possible to avoid high-water problems downstream from the project area. The parties involved have also decided to develop the area according to the ecological variant.

351.296,-
2/NL/1/078 Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat / Directoraat-Generaal Rijkswaterstaat / Directie Oost Nederland

Hondsbroekse Pleij

The project is related to the dikes of the Hondsbroeksche Pleij. The banks in the area outside the dikes of the Hondsbroeksche Pleij are small and there are few possibilities for restructuring. The aim of the project is to create more room for the bank, via inland displacement of the Pleij dike, and to also fulfil its function as an ecological corridor between Gelderse Poort and the IJssel.

177.500,-
1/NL/1/079 Waterschap Regge en Dinkel

De Dinkel en het Dinkeldal

The project proposal comprises four activities (research and implementation). The main goal is to prevent local flooding around the Dinkel and its tributaries, which also fit into a greater context, i.e. the Dinkel Policy Statement. The water can be retained during prolonged periods and problems in the areas situated downstream can be reduced in a sustainable and structural manner.

638.923,-
1/NL/1/080 Waterschap Regge en Dinkel

Regge, de blauwe slagader van Twente

The project consists of five activities which are primarily aimed at the prevention of high water. The overall proposal is to link up the upper courses of brooks so that drainage can occur into the Regge instead of directly into the river IJssel. The project is further divided into five phases. All measures proposed for this region will result in the restoration of approximately 150,000 metres square of storage area.

1.309.791,-
1/NL/1/081 Waterschap Velt en Vecht

Radewijkerbeek

The project proposal concentrates on storing water and helps to realise a more gradual discharge from the Radewijkerbeek and the Randwaterleiding. The project is divided into four activities. The first three are focused on increasing the retention capacity, the last one concentrates on adjusting weir management in order to make optimum use of the retention capacity created.

539.929,-
1/NL/2/086 Polderdistrict Betuwe

Duurzaam watersysteem Westeraam

The project is as such incorporated within the umbrella plan for Gelderland (Space for Gelderlands water). Among the many attributes to the objectives, catchment of rain water and drainage are the two main objectives. Rainwater will be captured and contained within the area as much as possible instead of the more common method of drainage via the sewage system. As second part, sufficient storage will be created in the area to limit drainage of water from the area.

175.710,-
2/NL/1/087 Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat / Directoraat-Generaal Rijkswaterstaat / Directie Oost Nederland

Oosterbeek aardebaan spoorbrug

The overall purpose of the Oosterbeek-railway bridge project is to contribute towards creating more room for the river in both the Lower Rhine and Lek stretch. Project Oosterbeek (execution phase) implements these activities. The project also belongs to the IVR (Integrale Verkenning Rijntakken) which is developed in consequence of extreme high water levels that had given the Dutch government reasons to accelerate the process of water management.

For more information: www.minvenw.nl/rws/perspectief/magazine/per404/art4.html

19.440.000,-
1/NL/1/088 Waterschap Velt en Vecht

Retentievoorziening Noord en Zuid Meene

The North and South Meene project will result in the restoration of a huge retention area (approximately 400 ha). This area will only be used during extremely high discharge levels, i.e. about once every 50 to 100 years, agriculture will remain, combined with some nature development. The sectors which are given an impulse are: water management, cultural history, recreation, nature, scenery and agriculture.

1.741.875,-
1/NL/3/101 Polderdistrict Tieler- en Culemborgerwaarden

Lange avontuur

By improving internal water management, the Gelderland water managers will contribute to a reduction of the lateral influx during high discharge levels. In project 'Lange Avontuur' several activities will take place: construction and widening of the water and installation of a pumping station, construction of extra retention area and raising the water level during high water peaks in Rhine and Lek.

106.933,-
1/NL/1/102 Waterschap Veluwe

Optimalisatie peilbeheer Leuvenheimse beek

By improving internal water management, the Gelderland water managers will contribute to a reduction of the lateral influx during high discharge levels. This project is situated on the east side of the Veluwe Nature Reserve, where the water drains into the river IJssel. The main goal is to introduce an integrated approach to prevent flooding and dehydration within the basin of the Leuvenheimse beek.

157.335,-
3/NL/1/103 Waterschap Velt en Vecht

Ontwikkeling Grensoverschrijdend Instrumentarium Overijsselse Vecht

The purpose of this project is to develop a cross-border set of instruments for the Overijsselse Vecht. It is a model which helps define a coherent set of measures guaranteeing the safety of residents, business and holiday-makers along the Vecht. The most important part of this project is the mapping of locations and effects of retention areas in the German and Dutch sections of the basin.

144.300,-
1/NL/1/104 Waterschap Rijn en IJssel

Groenlose Slinge

By improving internal water management, the Gelderland water managers will contribute to a reduction of the lateral influx during high water discharge levels. In this project several activities will take place: restoration of meandering, increasing storing capacity and dehydration control. In the region, this project will contribute to creating a new image around water management, from water management for agricultural purposes to dealing with the entire hydrologic and ecological system in a sustainable manner.

405.716,-
1/NL/3/105 Waterschap Rijn en IJssel

Retentie in de Oude IJssel en het Grenskanaal

In this particular project, space in the Oude IJssel is created for retaining water, whilst the area surrounding the water courses will be restored in a more natural and sustainable manner. The second water course is the Grenskanaal. A steering committee will perform an ecological and hydrologic study. The project comprises active international co-operation between various water management authorities in the Netherlands and Germany.

264.264,-
1/NL/1/106 Waterschap Veluwe

Verloren Beek

The key projects in the area of the Veluwe catchment focus on the Veluwe hills in a easterly direction to the IJssel. The purpose of the 'Verloren Beek' project is to introduce an integrated approach for the water system and thereby to contribute to the prevention of flooding in the IJssel, along with flooding and dehydration within the basin of the Verloren Beek itself.

196.788,-
1/NL/1/107 Waterschap Veluwe

Eperbeken

The project proposal concentrates on prolonged retention of water in its own basin and thereby on a reduction in the peak discharge from this area. The works will consist of the construction of natural, gradual banks and the construction of retention basins. The project is innovative in that it combines the construction of retention basins with the construction of collapsible culverts.

246.784,-
1/NL/1/111 Waterschap Regge en Dinkel

Integraal verbeteringsplan Bornse Beek

In order to prevent local flooding, several measures have been taken in the past. These measures destroyed the natural character and dynamic of the brook as well as the natural retention capacity. The major goal of the project is to refurbish the Bornse Beek. The following general activities will be implemented: upgrading the quantitative water management, upgrading the natural brook system and upgrading the water quality.

871.258,-
1/NL/1/112 Polderdistrict Betuwe

Aanleg waterberging en natuurvriendelijke oevers

The aim of the project proposal is to create a nature-friendly area and to improve on the quality of the ecological structure in the district. The project also falls part of the conceptual plan ‘Room for the River’, created to manage the rivers in the province of Gelderland.

85.791,-
1/NL/1/114 Waterschap Peel en Maasvallei

Oostrumsche Beek

The Oostrumsche Beek, situated in the middle of Limburg, has an unnatural discharge. The project aims to restore the brook and valley to a sustainable water system, thus ensuring sufficient water retention during critical flood periods, including retention basins in the old mill pool. Water conservation will contribute to reducing peak discharge and widening the river bed will reduce flooding in the immediate surroundings.

210.736,-
1/NL/3/115 Waterschap Regge en Dinkel

Retentie op Twentse landgoederen

The project can be characterised by restoration of brook systems and the creation of a retention area in these rural estates, which are situated within a radius of a few kilometres. The project objectives include: storage of water during periods of extreme precipitation; restoration of brook systems; dehydration control on and around the rural estates; nature development; and landscape impulse and historical restoration of the rural estates.

207.650,-
1/NL/1/116 Waterschap Peel en Maasvallei

Groote Molenbeek

The project proposes to restructure the brook's meanders, the Groote Molenbeek, which will be lengthened by 1,5 to 6,5 km. The banks will be widened in some sections, thus creating water retention basins. The reduction of peak discharge in the area will be 20-55%. In addition, a specific study will be carried out on water conservation in the agricultural area and the effects of this on the brook system and the surrounding nature area.

193.311,-
1/NL/1/117 Waterschap Veluwe

De Fliert

The purpose of the project is to prevent flooding and to restore the ecological values in the basin of the brook. This will be achieved through restoring the dynamics of the lowland brook in De Fliert. The control of the pumping station in the connecting line will be re-evaluated, the profile for basic discharge will be made narrower and the profile for extreme discharge will be widened.

67.566,-
1/NL/1/118 Waterschap Roer en Overmaas

Geleenbeek, Terworm, Schinnen en Spaubeek

An important component of this project is water retention in hilly areas to reduce erosion of the löss soils in this area. The major goal of the project is to redevelop the river valley so that runoff waves are not drained off unimpeded and the peak discharge from the catchment area is reduced. The activities consist of doing a hydrological study and implementing the redevelopment of the river valley, construction of a natural course with varying flow patterns while taking account of existing valuable vegetation as much as possible.

448.146,-
1/NL/1/119 Waterschap Roer en Overmaas

Herinrichting Vloedgraaf

An important component of the project is water retention in hilly areas to reduce erosion of the löss soils in this area. ‘De Vloedgraaf’ is a waterway in Middle-Limburg, east of the river Meuse. In reaction to the recent floods it has been decided to carry out plans that would create more room for the river and tributaries of the Meuse (Grensmaas/Zandmaas). Along with this water retention must be reduced at the peak discharges.

511.752,-
1/NL/1/120 Waterschap Roer en Overmaas

Maatregelen Beneden-Geuldal

An important component of the project is water retention in hilly areas to reduce erosion of the löss soils in this area. The waterboard Roer and Overmaas will take several measures to realise their ‘Vision for the Lower Geul’. This mainly involves measures in the framework of water retention through meandering and solving migration bottlenecks for fish. Water retention in the Geul will reduce the high peak discharge of the Meuse.

450.694,-
1/NL/3/121 Waterschap Roer en Overmaas

Waterbuffers Rode Beek

An important component of the project is water retention in hilly areas to reduce erosion of the löss soils in this area. The project objective is to construct seven water buffers that will contribute to the reduction of the peak discharges of the Rode Beek and thereby achieve a reduction of the peak discharge of the Meuse as well.

155.419,-
1/NL/3/122 Waterschap Roer en Overmaas

Regenwaterbuffering Geleenbeek

An important component of the project is water retention in hilly areas to reduce erosion of the löss soils in this area. The possibilities for water retention in Limburg are found mostly in the river valleys. This project is located in the catchment area of the Geleenbeek. The objective of water retention fits well into the policy adopted for Limburg, which is aimed at developing the valleys of minor rivers into green ribbons in the landscape.

128.089,-
1/NL/3/123 Waterschap Roer en Overmaas

Regenwaterbuffering Geul

The project involves construction of four new stormwater buffers and the reconstruction of one stormwater buffer. Water retention, i.e. slowing down the runoff in these areas, serves multiple purposes. On the one hand, the measures should lead to lower flood levels in the Meuse Valley, where the risk of damage is highest. On the other hand in the catchment areas of the tributaries higher water levels may structurally be desirable.

90.705,-
1/NL/3/124 Waterschap Roer en Overmaas

Regenwaterbuffers Mergelland

An important component of the project is water retention in hilly areas to reduce erosion of the löss soils in this area. The objective of this project is to construct 90 stormwater buffers in Mergelland West. This will cause the water to be retained in the area for a longer time, resulting in substantially lower peak discharges in the minor rivers of the area and consequently also in the Meuse.

237.221,-
2/NL/1/131 Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat, DG Rijkswaterstaat, Directie Oost Nederland

Bakenhof (Dijkteruglegging Malburgsedam)

The project 'Bakenhof' is located on the left bank of the Lower Rhine, in the city of Arnhem. The project should be seen in conjunction with the inland replacement of the Pleidijk (IJssel-dike near Westervoort), which is being carried out to maintain the water flow division between the Rhine and the IJssel rivers. By displacing the dike and restructuring the forelands, the high water can be reduced by as much as 70 mm.

5.587.378,-
1/NL/2/132 Waterschap Velt en Vecht

Uitbreiding Hardenberg

The project will be carried out within the scope of the urban expansion of the town of Hardenberg. The area drains into the river Vecht and within the framework of tackling the high water problems on the Vecht, the Water Board has indicated that the discharge from the new residential area and industrial estate is not permitted to exceed the discharge from a similarly sized rural area. Apart from the reduction of peak levels, the purpose of the project is to create retention capacity in order to reduce the peak levels discharged from this area and to increase the infiltration in the urban area. The multi-sectoral approach, which concentrates on separating water flows and reducing overflowing, will result in a clear reduction of pollution in comparison with ’standard’ urban expansion plans. Also the construction of retention basins will reduce the damage caused by dehydration due to reduced infiltration capacity of the new urban area.

129.495,-
1/NL/1/134 Landinrichtingscommissie De Hilver: Secretariaat Dienst Landelijk Gebied

Diessense Broek

Within the Hilver land development scheme intensive efforts are being made to implement an ecological structure. The Diessense Broek project area in the catchment of the Reusel river is part of this project. The main objective of the project is to retain rainwater through water conservation in the top soil and retention on the surface. This will lead to substantial reduction in peak discharges and subsequently a reduction in flooding. The ecological objectives of the project are in line with the main objective, i.e. restoration of the flood plain, re-meandering and development of water dependent nature in the river basin.

339.460,-
1/NL/2/135 Gemeente Boxtel

Integraal waterbeheer Ladonk

This project is part of the cluster plan ’Co-operation towards a dynamic water system’ of the provinces Noord-Brabant (NL) and Limburg (B) and Antwerp (B). The project aims to reduce the rainfall runoff from a new urban development in the town of Boxtel (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands). Main project activities are: development of a rain water storage basin; re-meandering of a tributary; disconnection of solid urban surface; and adjustment of an old sewer system into a modern separate sewer system (with less emergency spill into the river during peak rainfall).

457.288,-
1/NL/2/136 Gemeente Boxtel

Integraal waterbeheer Breukelen-Zuid

This project is part of the cluster plan ’Co-operation towards a dynamic water system’ of the provinces Noord-Brabant (NL) and Limburg (B) and Antwerp (B). It aims to reduce the rainfall runoff from a new urban development in the town of Boxtel (Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands). Main project activities are: development of a rain water storage basin; disconnection of solid urban surface; and adjustment of a old sewer system into a modern separate sewer system (with less emergency spill into the river during peak rainfall).

467.094,-
1/NL/1/138 Waterschap Roer en Overmaas

Herinrichting Dammerscheiderbeek (zijtak Geleenbeek)

This project is part of the Netherlands' theme 1 cluster 'Zuid-Limburg'. In this catchment area (draining into the Meuse) the emphasis is on retaining as much water as possible along the upper reaches, contributing both to the goal of reducing the water surplus draining in to the Meuse and to combating the problem of groundwater depletion. An important component of the project is water retention in hilly areas to reduce erosion of the löss soils in this area. This project aims to reduce the rainfall runoff by creating two water storage basins in the Dammerscheiderbeek (water course). Main project activities are: development of a rain water storage basin; redevelopment of the water course; disconnection of solid urban surface; and adjustment of a old sewer system into a modern separate sewer system (with less emergency spill into the river during peak rainfall).

293.019,-
1/NL/3/139 Waterschap Roer en Overmaas

Waterafvoerbeperking Oirsbeek-Noord

This project is part of the Netherlands' theme 1 cluster 'Zuid-Limburg' (see project 1/NL/1/138). An important component of the project is water retention in hilly areas to reduce erosion of the löss soils in this area. This project aims at reducing the rainfall runoff by improving two existing water storage basins (1,760 m3) and creating a new one (500 m3). The effect foreseen is 0,3% reduction of the peak discharge.

68.253,-
1/NL/3/140 Waterschap De Dommel

Moerasbos Hapert

The project ‘Moerasbos Hapert’ is part of the cluster plan ‘Co-operation towards a dynamic water system’, of the provinces Noord-Brabant (NL) and Limburg (B) and Antwerp (B). This project aims to reduce the rainfall runoff by introducing re-meandering of the Beerze water course and reducing the outfall drain of a wastewater treatment plant discharging into the Beerze. The effluent of the treatment plant will be discharged in a so-called swamp-like forest, which promotes ecological development within this project. Main project activities are: development of a rain water storage basin (30,000 m3); re-meandering of the Beerze (800 m) and decrease the spill into the river of a treatment plant.

201.160,-
1/NL/1/141 Dienst Landelijk Gebied

Herinrichting Smalwater en Kleine Aa

The main objective of the project is to retain the water belonging in the area by optimum water conservation and retention. As a result of the re-meandering of the river and the increase in roughness due to the development of vegetation, the discharge towards the Meuse will be slowed down. The construction will yield extra storage capacity in the winterbed.

230.028,-
1/NL/1/142 Dienst Landelijk Gebied Noord-Brabant

Viermannekesbrug

The main objective of the project 'Viermannekesbrug' is to reduce peak discharge by realising a flood plain and re-meandering the Beerze. The plan is characterised by an integrated, multi-functional and area-specific approach. The project combines nature rehabilitation to buffering of local water in a flood plain.

634.684,-
1/NL/3/143 Waterschap Peel en Maasvallei

Tungelroyse beek

The project proposal has two major goals, i.e. achieving water retention by creating retention basins and improving the water system of the Tungelroyse Beek by cleaning up the sand trap. First the project aims to identify options for effective water retention in the catchment area of Tungelroyse beek to prevent flooding. The second part aims to investigate and implement technical options to restore and cleanse the sand trap.

294.664,-
1/NL/3/144 Waterschap Peel en Maasvallei

Retentie van water afkomstig uit stedelijk gebied

The project aims to slow down rainwater discharge to surface water by establishing retention basins and by modifying the waterways or drains. Some water buffers in the municipalities of Helden and Nederweert will be constructed and several drains in the municipalities of Reuver and Meijel will be modified.

123.679,-
1/NL/2/145 Gemeente Nijmegen (afdeling Milieu)

Blauwe transformatie: Regenwater in zicht

With a view to the fact that this area is situated in a part of the old town centre and is characterised by a strong incline, a technically unique system will have to be contrived. By constructing the innovative system, a reduction of about 50% in rainwater drainage may be achieved. The water will be visualised to the public by connecting water features such as fountains and waterfalls to three basins.

111.479,-
1/NL/2/146 Waterschap Groot Salland

IJhorst

Within the Overijssel catchment project, all the projects are viewed as part of one coherent whole. IJhorst is a residential area situated in the valley of the Reest. The main objectives of the project are to reduce the high water discharge from IJhorst into the water courses ‘De Reest’ and ‘the Meppelerdiep’. An area of 1,34 ha will be disconnected.

145.572,-
1/NL/1/147 Waterschap Groot Salland

Marswetering

This project is located close to the river Overijsselse Vecht. Until the end of the fifties, this area had a natural discharge regime, which allowed inundation to occur. During the sixties, large areas were drained to benefit the agricultural development. Retention possibilities became scarce, therefore it became almost impossible for the water system to anticipate on high water levels on the rivers IJssel and Vecht. The main objectives of this project are: to restore the natural drainage regime; to create retention possibilities; to prevent undesirable inundations; and to restore the natural water course system. Activities are: automation and modernisation of the downstream sluices and weirs, construction of retention areas, re-meandering of the Marswetering (= water course), construction of a pumping station, construction of small weirs.

1.070.921,-
1/NL/2/148 Waterschap Groot Salland

Hessenpoort

This project forms part of the Overijssel Cluster, which deals with the high water problems in the province of Overijssel. The project Hessenpoort has the following specific objectives: to retain water to ensure that the peak discharge from the urban area will be below the peak discharge from a rural area of a similar size. Moreover, the following more integrated objective has been defined: to maintain, restore and develop essential characteristics and to preserve values for the benefit of the water management / sewerage system, vegetation and ecological development. Extra retention capacity will be 227.000 m3; newly developed retention area will be 0,07 km2; precipitation infiltrated into the soil will be 80-90% (a large part will infiltrate by means of the infiltration system; this will prevent any dehydration that may take place).

547.203,-
1/NL/2/149 Gemeente Doesburg

Afkoppeling verhard oppervlak Zuidelijke Molenveld Doesburg

The municipality of Doesburg is situated along the river IJssel. A part of the hardened area will be taken of the sewerage system by infiltrating into the ground. This results in a reduction of water flowing over the spillways into the IJssel and more retention in the area. Objectives of the project are to set an example for disconnecting hardened areas in an existing housing estate; to decrease the volume of water flowing into the IJssel; to decrease the volume of dirty water into the IJssel; to increase the retention and to get back the natural level of the ground water and to get more experience in disconnecting hardened areas by infiltration. Reduction in drainage discharge for 1 ha disconnected urban area is 3.000 m3.

64.000,-
2/NL/1/150 Gemeente Kampen

IJssel bij Kampen

The bridge near Kampen is one of the obstacles in the IJssel which will be adapted in this project. The foot of the bridge will be moved 8 metres. Also, the river bed below the bridge will be dredged and deepened by one metre. Another part of the project is to dig out a former harbour. The result of the project is 5 mm peak attenuation.

815.909,-
2/NL/1/151 Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat, DG Rijkswaterstaat, Directie Oost Nederland

Inrichting Zuidelijke Lekuiterwaarden (preparation)

The purpose of this project is to develop new nature reserves along the flood plains of the river Lek through the introduction of habitats that allow free flow of river water, thus contributing to sustainable flood management. Besides ecological development, the aim is to decrease the maximum flood level (MHW) by the outward displacement of the NieuwLek - Zuilichem dike and excavations of the flood plains of the river Lek. Part of the excavated soil will be used to reinforce the dike. The subsidy exclusively concerns the preparatory expenses.

607.500,-
2/NL/1/152 Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat, DG Rijkswaterstaat, Directie Oost Nederland

Vreugderijkerwaard

In this project (which encompasses approximately 130 ha) safety and nature development are being combined, while a recreational function is also developed. All the land required for the plan has been voluntarily acquired. The aim of the project is increasing the river dynamism and lowering the normative water levels. object Also, the object of the project is the development of new nature in the Vreugderijkerwaard, whereby the deployment of flow widening ecotopes will make a contribution to durable management of the high water problems.

1.460.113,-
2/NL/1/153 Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat, DG Rijkswaterstaat, Directie Oost Nederland

Overijsselse uiterwaarden van de IJssel

The project proposal comprises two parts, namely Ketelpolder (preparation and implementation) and Duursche Waarden II. Most of the current dikes in the Ketelpolder area will be retained. The farms will be pulled down to provide more space for the water. The project Duurschewaard II is a continuation of one of the first nature development projects on the banks of the Netherlands' large rivers. Safety objective plays a key role.

89.920,-
2/NL/1/155 Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat, DG Rijkswaterstaat, Directie Oost Nederland

Amerongse bovenpolder

In the project 'Amerongse Bovenpolder' (approximately 390 ha) the lowering of forelands and removal of embarkments and several large hydraulic bottlenecks will significantly enlarge the discharge capacity. The increase in the frequency of flooding is in line with the area's designation as a nature development area and as a reservation area (including seepage marshes). The area's current use for agriculture will be finished.

880.864,-
2/NL/1/156 Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat, DG Rijkswaterstaat, Directie Oost Nederland

Bemmelse- en Gendtsewaard

This project aims at enlarging the river and developing natural areas. It involves digging two channels to link the existing sand and clay wells, thereby creating room for the river in the Bemmel river foreland and a collateral channel in the Gendt river foreland. The flow resistance of the defence dike of the Bemmel foreland will be weakened by reducing the slope of the inner bank. The polder embankment in the Gendt foreland will be lowered.

The largest part of the area will be covered by natural grasslands; the nature reserve will be controlled by year-round grazing.

50.399,-
3/NL/1/157 Waterschap Rijn en IJssel

Retentie-onderzoek en Gt-trappen Gelderland

This plan concentrates on reducing the lateral influx into the rivers Rhine and IJssel during critical high water situations. The following objectives have been formulated: to map possible inundation areas, where water can be retained in the basin during prolonged periods; to adjust pumping schedules to expected water levels on the river IJssel; to discuss proposed measures with the water managers in the German part of the basin; to identify any bottlenecks in the present system; to provide materials for a contingency plan and to formulate policy recommendations for the water board in respect of situations with extreme quantities of precipitation. The project consists of a number of components which all focus on identifying bottlenecks in the water system during high water situations and providing possible solutions. These solutions concentrate on the option of creating retention areas.

The entire area controlled by the Rhine and IJssel Water Board (200 000 ha) will be covered by a new decision-making and management support system. In addition, areas will be designated as suitable for retention purposes.

446.338,-
3/NL/1/158 Provincie Noord-Brabant

Ruimte voor water in Noord-Brabant

The main aim of the project is to improve water retention in upstream areas and to promote a spatial planning system that fits in better with natural water systems. Region-wide information on the current groundwater situation and on (updated) normative discharges shall give tools which will enable solutions to retain water upstream in the ‘capillaries’ of water systems.

305.000,-
3/NL/1/160 Gedeputeerde Staten van Noord Brabant

Implementatie HIS (Hoogwater Informatie Systeem) Noord-Brabant

The activities of the proposal consist of implementing and developing a High Water Information System for each ring dike area within the province of Noord-Brabant. During periods of high water, information can be processed in an intelligible manner, making it possible to advice administrators adequately, take the necessary decisions in good time and inform the public and organisations satisfactorily.

73.925,-
3/NL/1/161 Waterschap Peel en Maasvallei

Ruimte voor water in Limburg

The objective of this project is to obtain sufficiently detailed, region-wide information on the current groundwater situation and on (updated) normative discharges. In order to have tools which will put them in a better position to retain water in the ‘capillaries’ of upstream areas, control the discharge from these areas and to match land use to the capacities of the land in conjunction with the (natural) groundwater system.

123.831,-
3/NL/1/163 Rijkswaterstaat, Dienst Weg- en Waterbouwkunde

Ontwikkeling HIS (Hoogwater Informatie Systeem)

The HIS is an information system for clear and integrated information for high water situations, and an instrument that can delineate risks with regard to safety. The HIS shows what the consequences can be of a dike collapse. It is a decision support system (dss): preparation of evacuation plans, effects of indicating spillways, and possible preventive measures such as compartmentalisation within polders.

787.750,-
3/NL/123/164 Nederlands Centrum voor Rivierstudies

Umbrella Project IRMA-Sponge

The Umbrella project SPONGE is a cluster of 13 innovative, transnational, mutually consistent and complementary projects on flood risk assessment by developing instruments to support the spatial planning process and to enhance public awareness. The focal points in IRMA-SPONGE are: to enhance a transnational, integrated, innovative and transferable approach to flood risk management by developing and demonstrating methodologies and tools or risk and vulnerability assessment; and to provide a platform for interaction between the scientific community and water management and spatial planning authorities to establish a direct involvement of the end users in tool- and product development and to promote public awareness.

IRMA-SPONGE has a direct link with the following IRMA theme 3 projects: 3/DU/1/002, 3/NL/1/004, 3/DU/3/008, 3/DU/3/010, 3/DU/3/023, 3/LUX/3/024, 3/BE/3/053, 3/DU/1/054, 3/DU/3/055, 3/DU/1/057, 3/BE/1/060, 3/FR/3/068 and 3/FR/1/072.

Dissemination of the results is foreseen by different workshops and International conferences. Also a general overall publication will be published, at the end of the programme. In the IRMA-SPONGE project about 30 organisations of different countries are involved.

4.963.000,-

(D) 358.382,-

(NL) 4.604.618,-

The IRMA-code refers to the theme (1, 2, 3 or 4), the member state (Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg or the Netherlands), the measure (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2 or 3.3) and the project number.

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