HKV, knowledge entrepreneurs in flood risk and water resources management
HKV is a privately owned company that was established 25 years ago in the Netherlands. Currently, HKV has about 70 staff members. HKV's core work is research and advice in water management, natural hazard and risk assessments, system behavior of fluvial zones and (geo-, hydro-) data analysis and modeling of rivers coasts and delta’s. The services of HKV are based on in-depth knowledge of hydrology, hydraulics, morphology, mathematics, remote sensing and IT.
A significant portion of our work and experience comes from water resource management activities in the Netherlands. HKV was responsible for the project 'Flood Risk Netherlands', where the combination of flood scenarios and damage assessment resulted into nation-wide flood risk maps and innovative flood protection measures. This wealth of Dutch experience is the foundation of our international activities, which has led to projects all around the world.
HKV works closely together with universities and research organizations to continually explore, test, develop and implement innovations, new approaches and services related to flood risk and water resource management. HKV is involved in IFI- and EU-funded projects, long-term strategic assistance to governments, capacity building tracks, business to business, EU research and innovation programmes.