General expertise

HKV provides consultancy services and research in water and safety. We build our services on a profound understanding of physics, mathematics and decision making processes. HKV consultants earned a leading reputation in consultancy and research in flood risk management by taking the initiative in the development and practical implementation of many technically innovating and methodological concepts that have found their way into current Dutch risk management practice. Such developments are supported by our own extensive R&D program and collaboration with Dutch universities and European research institutes. Our scope of work covers most aspects of water and safety including:

– Safety, drought and flood risk analyses for regional and urban water systems;

– Disaster management and evacuation plans.

– Research of rivers and estuarine systems;

– High-water analyses for regional water systems;

– Flood forecasting, management and control.

Flood risk management

HKV played a leading role in the development of flood risk management policy and approaches in the Netherlands, which greatly supported implementation of the EU FD. HKV was involved in several studies that evaluated flood risk management practices like the EU FD within the whole of EU. We were also part of a consortium that was responsible for EU FD implementation for a Romanian sub-catchment. HKV participated in many European flood risk management studies amongst others in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Ukraine and Bulgaria.

Full information is available on the HKV website