Commissioned by the municipality of Harlingen, Antea Group measured the salinity of the Harlingen canals in Friesland. A motorboat with an advanced mobile multiparameter probe was used to travel the length of the canals and conduct the measurements.
The Province of Gelderland is working with the Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management, the Forestry Commission, and the municipality of Brummen on a nature development plan for the Cortenoever hamlet. The current area will be designed in such a way as to create an even more valuable nature conservation area with clean and healthy water.
Friesland is a Dutch province rich in water. To ensure that all the water is and remains clean Friesland Water Board, Wetterskip Fryslân, measures the water quality at over 200 sites. This includes swimming and nature site De Kleine Wielen in Leeuwarden. At this site, Water Board Friesland measures blue-green algae using equipment from Eijkelkamp Soil & Water to protect swimmers as well as improve water inlet management.
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.