Project: Drowning or Emerging

Flood New Orleans

Drowning or Emerging

To investigate how delta drowning can be prevented we investigate water flow and sediment processes and establish scenarios of for future delta development an ideal trial area: the Biesbosch (NL), an inland tidal delta (90 km2) of the rivers Rhine and Meuse, under influence of engineering works in the past, of recent and upcoming de-poldering, and future increases of tidal amplitude, sea level, and river peak discharges due to climate change.

Delta: Rhine-Meuse

Future Deltas theme: Understanding Drivers, Predicting Impacts

Funding: STW

Duration: 2013-2018

Researchers: Eveline van der Deijl, Eelco Verschelling