Reinforcement of the Houtribdijk infographic (2019)

The Houtribdijk serves as a massive breakwater between the IJsselmeer and the Markermeer during storms. This makes the Houtribdijk vitally important for flood risk management in all provinces in the IJsselmeer region. A part of the Houtribdijk is reinforced with quarry stones. Another part of the levee is reinforced using wide, sandy banks. This way of Building with Nature in a lakeside area is a worldwide first. We also developed Trintelzand, a new nature reserve. The project is part of the national Flood Protection Programme, in which Rijkswaterstaat and the regional water authorities face the largest dike reinforcement operation ever undertaken.

[Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat, Rijkswaterstaat Midden-Nederland (RWS, MN)]
[Lelystad] : [RWS, MN]