Bank Protection
on Inland Waterways

Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde
Technisch-biologische Ufersicherungen an Binnenwasserstraßen


This page provides specifications on different types of technical-biological bank protections, which can be applied on inland waterways.

In these specifications the single components for each bank protection measure are described and information on the installation as well as on the capacity and efficiency in terms of bank protection and ecology are provided. Furthermore, advantages and disadvantages as well as possible limits of the installation are pointed out. The specifications are based on first experiences at inland waterways which were gathered in the course of the research project at the Weser river and within an ongoing field test at the river Rhine opposite of Worms, which started in 2011 (for more details see 'Publications'). They will be updated and completed gradually in accordance with new findings as well as further measures will be added.