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Flanders Hydraulics Research (WL)

Division

Lifecycle:1 Jan 1933  →  Today
Organisation profile:

For more than 85 years, Flanders Hydraulics Research (FHR) has been a centre of expertise for research and advice on hydraulic, nautical, sediment-related and hydrological topics. As a scientific institute and technical support service, we are a division of the department of Mobility and Public Works of the Government of Flanders. Flanders Hydraulics Research supports the preparation and execution of the policy of the Government of Flanders by providing comprehensive, scientifically sound knowledge, knowledge products and advice on water systems.

Besides activities on behalf of the policy domain Mobility and Public Works, Flanders Hydraulics Research develops activities for other entities within the Government of Flanders, for other domestic and foreign government services and for the private sector. Research projects for third parties are facilitated by Flanders Hydraulics Public Agency.

Keywords:Breakwaters, Coast defences, Consolidation, Density flow, Eco-hydraulics, Embankments, Flood control, Flood forecasting, Flood plains, Harbour models, Harbours, Hydraulic engineering, Hydraulic models, Hydraulic structures, Hydrodynamics, Hydrology, Hydrometry, In situ measurements, Information services, Jetties, Ship manoeuvrability, Maritime structures, Mathematical models, Navigational channels, Wave overtopping, River basin management, River engineering, River morphology, Runoff, Saline intrusion, Scale models, Sediment transport, Sedimentology, Ship locks, Ship motion, Shipping, Ships, Simulations, Tidal models, Tides, Towing tanks, Water level measurements, Waterway design, Wave forces, Wave data, Wave diffraction, Wave tanks, Weirs, Numerical models, Ship manoeuvring simulators, Physical modelling, Sedimentological laboratory, Water management, Hydraulics, Sediments, Waterways, Shallow water, Confined water, Accessibility, Flood defences, Model studies, Morphodynamics, Cohesive sediment, Turbidity, Waves, Floods, Water availability, Computational fluid dynamics, Wave models, Water balance models, Hydrodynamic models
Disciplines:Sedimentology, Limnology, Coastal geography, Physical oceanography, Surfacewater hydrology, Geomorphology and landscape evolution, Coastal and estuarine hydraulics, River engineering, Water resources management, Other engineering and technology not elsewhere classified