Multi-Disciplinary Strategies for Flood-Plain Restoration at the River Rhine

by R. Boettcher, Aachen Univ of Technology, Aachen, Germany,
E. Ritterbach, Aachen Univ of Technology, Aachen, Germany,
G. Rouvé, Aachen Univ of Technology, Aachen, Germany,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: Within the scope of a multi-disciplinary concept, aims and measures of ecological and water resources management at the river Rhine in Nordrhein-Westfalen (Germany) are analyzed. Especially, the interests of floodcontrol, navigation, and ecology are integrated in the concept. For the feasibility of the project, integral data and information management is indispensable. For this purpose, an object-orientated geographic information system (GIS) was developed.

Subject Headings: Geographic information systems | Ecological restoration | Information systems | High-rise buildings | Information management | Flood plains | Project management | Water resources | Resource management | Germany | Europe | Rhine River

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