Research items

Key questions

  • In terms of water retention, how much water can be temporarily stored in a marshland?
  • When storing water, how do you go about anticipating short-term changes in the weather and long-term effects of climate change?
  • Is it possible to simultaneously create space for natural water purification as well as for floodwater storage?

Waterstorage and retention

Model for anticipatory water management

The research into the hydrological system is providing the knowledge needed to mould operational water management so that the water storage capacity for storage and retention in Park Lingezegen can be used as effectively as possible.

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Sensors and Weather Models

Local information about water, soil and the weather is required in order to combine water storage and water retention. Alongside this, reliable information is required about expected changes in the weather from weather models and satellite pictures.

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Data platform

The data from sensors is stored via telemetric transmission in a digital platform called the 'WaterRijkWeb'.

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FAQs

Here you can view a number of questions and answers about hydrological modelling and measurements as well as the weather scenarios and the data platform.

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Water purification and recovery

Biocascade Water purification

Biocascade water purification involves a water bed, which is temporarily submerged or left to dry, that allows for phased water purification by adding reeds, duckweed, Azolla fairy moss, specific micro-organisms, a layer of iron and other elements.

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Biocascade Water purification system - subpage

The innovative biocascade water purification contributes to preservation and or improvement of the water quality of the retention water which can therefore be safely reused in dry periods.

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Biomass and recycling

Natural nutrients are naturally occurring nutritive substances which can be of plant or animal origin.

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FAQs

View a number of questions and answers about biocascade water purification and nutrient extraction.

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Energy and Area Integration

Integrated regional development

Stakeholders in and around the region play an active part in RichWaterWorld. This means that the programme can be rolled out in such a way that it can be applied on a regional scale and also make a significant contribution to integrated regional development.

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Energy production, usage and distribution

RichWaterWorld provides a broad overview of the regional initiatives that can effectively harmonise the potential of sustainable freshwater supply and sustainable energy production with the energy needs of people and companies in the region.

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