Projects

Hutuo River China flood prevention project

Flood prediction and prevention system

Posted on 1 June 2016

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To enhance the ability to predict and prevent flooding and ensure safety, the Hutuo River Project is implemented in the Hebei province.

For this flood prediction and prevention system Eijkelkamp Soil & Water’s Technical Projects team installed 12 groundwater measuring points with Diver water level loggers (Micro-Divers and Cera-Divers) and Global Data Transmitters. All system data collected is being visualised in the Eijkelkamp Webportal. 

Our Technical Projects team also gave a training to Chinese young water professionals about the equipment and management of the Eijkelkamp Webportal.

Deliverables

After completing this project, the flood control standards of the Zhengding county will be enhanced significantly. Predicting and preventing minor floods that, based on historical data, happen once every fifty years and major floods that happen every hundred years will be easily done based on solid information.

Impact

The Hutuo river is a key element in the province’s ecological system and very important factor for the urban landscape. As the region is rapidly developing, urban development was taken into account as a key factor this project. 

Since the 70s’ sections of the Hutuo River have dried up and, together with ground water level continuously dropping, land desertification has become one of the primary causes of dust pollution. Constructing wetlands and restoring river ecosystems will play an important role in reviving these sections of Hutuo River.

Project location

Project partners

  • Stichting Both ENDS