Nature and Leasure, Munnikenland
More space for River Waal creates safety, nature and recreation
The dyke displacement Munikkenland and the redevelopment Brakelse Benedenwaarden is a measure in the framework of the PKB ‘Room for the River Waal’. The replacement of the dyke creates a new bowl area that contributes to the river flow outside of its course, the flood safety and the nature value of the floodplains of the river Waal.
Extending beyond the borders of the river expansion, much attention has been given to nature development, recreation and cultural heritage. All of these have been integrated in the layout of the design. Local residents and other stakeholders were also involved in this project. Their ideas have been given a prominent place in the overall design concept.