Fieldwork Water Management Flood control Geology Hydrology Urban Water

Water Management

Good water management forms the basis on which all water disciplines, from sufficient to clean water and water safety, are built.

More than other disciplines, the application of urban drainage and (urban and rural) water extraction and storage require a broad understanding of the functioning of the water system and a clear framework within which to work. Without this, the cause and effect of, for example, rainwater discharges and floods, or effective measures along the water chain to reduce flood risks, remain a black box. It becomes even more challenging when drainage and storage measures are combined with measures to effectively reuse water. Best-known solutions such as a water tank in the garden require little imagination, but more complex systems such as groundwater 3R (recharge, retention, reuse) require a comprehensive understanding of the water system and the hydrogeological (soil) properties. Unfortunately, this knowledge is sometimes not recognized or scarce. In addition, other preconditions for success also play an important role: is there sufficient knowledge available about the problems and possible solutions (research), is data and information quickly and ordely available to help with decision-making, are employees able to be proactive and with the right knowledge to take the steps necessary for improvement?

Nectaerra can support customers with such issues, in fields ranging from (ground) water management to urban water and water safety. For example through process or technical advice and Decision Support Systems (DSS) to help understand and manage the complexity, decision moments and causes and consequences in the water system. These road maps can be drawn up to facilitate decision-making at a very high level, to more extensive systems where the user is supported by a database with relevant background information, such as national legislation, regional policy guidelines, case studies, best practices etc.

Based on the latest scientific insights, proven methods and with an extensive professional network, NECTAERRA can help you understand a (ground) water system and help you develop reliable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly solutions.

Typical issues:

  • What are the typical functionalities of the water systems?
  • What are the relations between surface water and the groundwater?
  • What are the effects of climate change to the hydrological processes?
  • How can we adopt climate change by alter the water system?