Pepijn van Denderen

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Ir. R.P. (Pepijn) van Denderen



Water Engineering and Management

Horst W-110


+31 53 489 3345

Phone secretary

+31 53 489 3546



PhD student

Postal Address:

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Civil Engineering
Department of Water Engineering & Management

P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede


On the dynamics of side channels as rehabilitation measure: linking theory and practice

Side channels are a popular method to restore the ecological value of the river and to lower the water level during floods. However, due to erosion and sedimentation processes in the side channel, regular maintenance is required. An optimal design of a side channel minimizes the cost of the maintenance, but requires a better understanding of the processes in and around the side channel. These processes include the sediment distribution at the bifurcation, the effect of graded sediment on the sediment distribution and the erosion/sedimentation processes in the main channel and side channel. My PhD research is part of a larger research program Rivercare.


2012 - 2014

MSc. Civil Engineering (Hydraulic Engineering), Delft University of Technology

2009 - 2012

BSc. Civil Engineering, Delft University of Technology


Conference Proceedings

Van Denderen, R.P., Becker, A., Yossef, M.F.M. (2014). The calibration of a hydrodynamic model based on floodplain roughness. In D.C.M. Augustijn & J.J. Warmink (Eds.), Proceedings NCR-days 2014, Enschede, October 2-3, pp 37-38.


Van Denderen, R.P. (2014). Bed level changes in the Waal during floods. MSc. Thesis Delft University of Technology