Human pressure, unsustainable use and floods and droughts driven by changes in climate all have negative effects on rivers. Inhabitation of floodplain areas, hydropower use, navigation, gravel and sand extraction lead to changes in morphology, pollution, degradation of aquatic habitats and conflicts with land use. The most pressures in a river basin occur along river corridors, compromising the sustainable water and riparian land use.
All of these concerns have encouraged waterway administrations to properly maintain and improve rivers, canals and waterways for efficient inland navigation. Their focus remains on preserving and protecting these waterways as natural habitats.
Synthetex supports waterway administrations in achieving a common level of services for embankment stabilization and erosion protection along these waterways and their tributaries.