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Waterways serve for several functions besides  transporting goods and people. The ecological  importance of navigable rivers has taken much  attention during recent decades bringing efforts  to improve these natural corridors for fauna and  flora (Boeters et al., 1997).  Following the policy of the European Water  Framework Directive (WFD), many Dutch river  reaches have been recently restored through the  removal of bank protections in search for better  riparian habitats (Florsheim et al., 2009), but they  also result exposed to erosive forces. Large  uncertainties generally surround the prediction of  erosion rates (e.g. Samadi et al., 2009) due to  complex flow characteristics in the near-bank  region, variable soil properties, etc. A better  understanding of bank erosion processes is then  of interest to predict erosion rates and improve  the design of future interventions. 

Original languageEnglish
Pages82-83
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventNCR-Days 2017 - Wageningen, Netherlands
Duration: 1 Feb 20173 Feb 2017

Conference

ConferenceNCR-Days 2017
CountryNetherlands
CityWageningen
Period1/02/173/02/17
OtherNetherlands Centre for River Studies is a corporation of the Universities of Delft, Utrecht, Nijmegen, Twente and Wageningen, UNESCO-IHE, RWS-WVL and Deltares

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