Other human intervention

Other human intervention

Within the four main subjects of human intervention mentioned earlier, a number more have been added over the years.

We’ll mention some of them:

  1. fight against salinization
  2. keeping water discharge controllable in case of excessive surface water
  3. maintain the depth of the waterway
  4. promoting safety

One measure can, of course, have different functions. The construction of the weirs on the Lower Rhine, for example, has all four functions. A number of examples of human interventions are given below. First there is a list of measures in the Meuse, the Rhine, the IJssel and the Waal. Then, the functions that the measures may have worked out are  illustrated by a number of examples.