We carry out various standard measurement programmes for the Dutch government and water authorities, often as part of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD). This includes surveys for aquatic plants, macrofauna and fish. We also survey benthos, seagrass and saltmarshes of coastal areas, providng insights into the current state of these waters and contributing to the understanding of the functioning of water systems.
We work with various water authorities on measures to improve the ecology of waterways. This includes the construction of wildlife-friendly riverbanks, fish spawning areas, side channels and flood plains.