Water safety

Spatial interventions

Sea levels will undoubtedly rise by several decimetres this century. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicts the rise could be as much as 5 metres by 2150. This will have major implications for water safety. Adapting our environment to a changing climate will require spatial interventions, such as water storage areas and strengthening regional and primary flood defences.


Integral solutions for a safe living environment

Iv offers a complete package of services, including geotechnical engineering, hydraulic engineering, infrastructure, traffic engineering, spatial measurement, risk analysis and systems engineering. Through the development and use of smart sensors, (big) data management and BIM applications, we offer ready-to-use and sustainable solutions to protect us from water hazards. Where possible, we use reusable materials. Our designs aim to minimise the carbon footprint during the structure’s realisation and use and minimise the maintenance required. For example, we design dikes using local soil to reduce the number of transport movements. Our integral approach and expertise in asset management leverage us to provide the best advice and design to ensure a safe living environment.


Iv works worldwide on unique projects that are of great importance to society. From offshore wind platforms, unique bridges and the world’s largest lock gates to buildings, factories, water treatment plants, container cranes and more. We deliver workable solutions of the highest quality for issues of all sizes and complexities.

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Curious about the possibilities for your project?

Wouter, managing director Infra and also COO of Iv, would be delighted to discuss this with you! Get in touch via +31 88 943 3200 or send a message.

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Wouter van der Wiel