Waterschap Rivierenland

We provide dry feet and plenty of clean water. We do this by making and maintaining strong dikes, keeping the water level, ensuring clean surface water and safe (water) road management. At Waterschap Rivierenland we have prepared for 4 types of calamities:
– (Imminent) flooding due to extremely high water on the major rivers. To such an extent that even the dikes can no longer cope with it.
– (Imminent) flooding in the polder due to extreme rainfall. Such that more rain falls than can be discharged.
– Pollution of the surface water. For example due to illegal discharges.
– Failure of pumping stations, treatment plants or other installations that we need to perform our tasks.

Vereniging van Waterbouwers

The Association of Hydraulic Engineers is the employers and entrepreneurs organization for contractors & service providers in hydraulic engineering. Our association has more than 91 members who are active both nationally and internationally. We represent the interests of the members and continuously work on a vital hydraulic engineering sector. We do this by sharing knowledge and organizing activities. But above all, we bring the beautiful profession of hydraulic engineering to the attention of a wide audience.


Working together on a safe, liveable and accessible Netherlands. That is Rijkswaterstaat. The battle against water is not over yet. This is evident from the floods of the major rivers in 1993 and 1995 and new insights into climate change. We use our past to work on the future. Protection against floods will therefore remain high on the agenda in the 21st century. In addition, issues surrounding liveability and mobility remain important items on the agenda. Together with expert partners, we will continue to work towards a safe, liveable and accessible Netherlands.


It is within your and our reach: a liveable, accessible and sustainable Netherlands. The big challenge is not getting there, but how. We see innovations and new ways of working together as key to this. As consultants and engineers, we are building a future-proof country together with our clients, partners and knowledge institutes. Are you in?


HKV line in water works with a three-part mission with the aim of contributing to a safe and sustainable living environment for everyone: employees, clients, fellow companies, suppliers and society. Quality, socially oriented, entrepreneurial and transparent are our core values


Fugro Flood Defence is the leading geotechnical and hydrological consulting firm in terms of assessing, building close to, reinforcing and constructing flood defences. We are also active in ‘room for the river’ projects, area development projects and the extraction and reuse of raw materials. We set ourselves apart through our combination of state-of-the-art and innovative geotechnical products and services, such as consultancy, soil investigations, laboratory research, monitoring and geodetic measurements.

In such projects, Fugro draws on its expertise to facilitate sustainable solutions. Examples include the utilization of local available soil and the development of both innovative survey techniques and innovative dyke reinforcement methods.

Thanks to our local presence and worldwide network of expertise, our advice is based on a combination of local knowledge and global know-how and technology. Fugro Flood Defence is involved in numerous high-profile projects including the area development project at Ooijen en Wanssum, the dyke relocation project at Lent, the strengthening of the Markermeer dykes, the assessment and dyke-reinforcement design of the dykes along the Spui, the dyke reinforcement at Wolferen-Sprok and the strengthening of the dykes protecting the city of Zwolle.


CDR International is a fully independent coastal, river and port engineering and consultancy firm having its roots in the Netherlands. CDR stands for Coasts, Deltas and Rivers, the environment and field of our expertise in broadest sense. CDR is focusing on project development, management, design and engineering services in particular in the marine and maritime sector worldwide. Our services cover the range of project idea development, (bankable) feasibility studies, detailed mathematical modelling and design studies to supervision during the construction phase.


Witteveen+Bos offers its clients value-added consultancy and top-quality design for water, infrastructure, environment and construction projects. As one of the partners of Het Waterbouwdispuut, Witteveen+Bos is appreciated for participating in many activities throughout the year.

Master Community 2

On February 19th the second Master Community of the year took place! The subject of this master community was multidisciplinary projects, internships and the additional thesis.

In the MSc track Hydraulic Engineering there are 10 EC’s that can be fulfilled by one of these three projects. The Master Community was organized to inform the students on the possibilities and to make them enthusiastic. Our students learned from Jeremy Bricker and Mark Voorendt the practical side of organizing one of these three possibilities followed by two students that shared their experiences. First off was Sebastiaan Woerlee, who talked about his multidisciplinary project in Mexico shortly after that Bob van Maris shared his internship at Witteveen + Bos at their office in Jakarta.

After the presentations the students had the opportunity to ask all their questions over some drinks and appetizers. The students got all the information they came for and we can conclude that Master Community 2 was a success!

Lunch lecture Waterschap Rivierenland

On the 15th of February 2018, ‘Het Waterbouwdispuut’ hosted a very interesting lunch lecture by Waterschap Rivierenland. Eric Kuindersma came by our faculty to tell our students something about the organization and functioning of water boards in The Netherlands, along with some innovations that they have recently implemented in the field. The set-up of the lecture was very interactive, which led to a lot of interesting questions and mutual exchange of knowledge. Thank you very much Eric for your great lecture!