The Grebbedijk is a levee located between the municipalities of Wageningen and Rhenen in the Netherlands and protects 250,000 residents in the Gelderse Valley adjacent to the waters of the Lower Rhine (Nederrijn). The Grebbedijk does not comply with the latest strict safety standards. In 2023 the more-than-5-kilometre-long levee will be reinforced as part of the Flood Protection Programme, to ensure that the hinterland will remain safe if the water flowing through the Rhine in the future increases due to climate change. The Water Board is extensively monitoring the levee to collect as much groundwater data as possible for this purpose.
Engbertsdijksvenen is a Natura 2000 nature preserve in the Province of Overijssel in the Netherlands. Remedial actions were prepared for this special and protected 1,000 hectare nature preserve on the basis of European regulations, to maintain and restore the existing raised bogs, among other things. To monitor the effects of the remedial actions, the Engbertsdijksvenen groundwater monitoring network was established by Eijkelkamp Soil & Water.
The Belgian stone pit is surrounded by natural areas. Therefore the stone pit has to satisfy strict environmental legislation.
The Renkums Beekdal in the Netherlands is a very interesting creek valley from an ecological and hydrological perspective. It is also a challenging area due to the highly complex soil structure with many different soil layers. To properly understand how the water system within this creek valley functions, Eijkelkamp Soil & Water was asked to set up a permanent flow rate measuring point.
Water Board Zuiderzeeland has launched the ‘Energy & pumping’ project to make the polder drainage sustainable. Eijkelkamp Soil & Water has fitted one of the pumping stations with flow-rate measuring equipment to this end. It’s a first!
The Flemish Environmental Agency (VMM) devotes its efforts to helping create a better living environment in Flanders, Belgium. Since the beginning of 2017, Ward and his team have been deploying Eijkelkamp Soil & Water's Smart Sensoring to get an even better grip on Flemish water quality.
Refresco Group, Europe’s largest manufacturer of soft drinks and fruit juices, monitors the groundwater and spring water levels at its site in Hoensbroek via Smart Sensoring developed by Eijkelkamp Soil & Water.
In May 2017, the Rijnland Water Authority started using measuring equipment that helps provide better insight into the impact of climate change on water management. This involves three Eijkelkamp Smart Lysimeter measuring stations, which in addition to evapotranspiration data also provide data about the amount of precipitation, wind and soil moisture.