Research & Development

The research and development projects in hydraulic engineering provide above all the methods and procedures for optimizing the inland and coastal waterways, using innovative measurement and information technology (from measurement transducers to high-performance computers). A vertical range of R&D is warranted for mathematical and physical modelling. Among others, current projects are looking at issues of sediment management, technological developments in the field of navigation, hydraulic optimization of waterways structures, ecological continuity of waterways and measures for adapting the waterways to possible climate-related changes.