Our Geomorphology team goes international to support our colleagues in Romania

JBA Geomorphology Romania site visitWe have just completed the first round of geomorphological analysis of channel features in several key areas within the Crisu Negru catchment area, Bihor county, Romania. The areas are subject to future investment planning under a large infrastructure operational program.

Involving a targeted walkover of watercourses within the Crisu Negru catchment (a tributary of the River Tisza), the visit was accompanied by local river basin staff members.

Matt Hemsworth, our UK Principal Geomorphologist, together with Daniela Radulescu, General Manager of JBA Consulting in Romania, visited the Briheni, Tarcaita and Soimus valleys. They observed channel dimensions and connectivity to the floodplain (if present), characterised sediment processes and identified key sediment sources.

The next stages of the project will involve assessing the impact of future flood risk reduction proposals on geomorphology and the Water Framework Directive. Proposals include new flood defences and upper catchment retention areas.

JBA in Romania

JBA Geomorphology Romania site visitTowards the end of 2017, JBA opened an office in Bucharest following work for the European Investment Bank involving the implementation of climate change adaptation guidance and technical assistance to the Romanian Government on European Union (EU) Flood Directive Flood Risk Management Plans.

Daniela Radulescu is heading up our Romania office, supported by Jonathan Cooper, Managing Director of JBA Consulting in Ireland. Daniela brings a wealth of experience on implementing the Water Framework Directive and Floods Directive at a national level.

Having worked for the National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management (INHGA) as Director for the last 13 years, Daniela has also been the president of the International Network of Basin Organisations, and recently worked in Morocco on a EU funded water resource strategy.

Want to know more?

Email Matt Hemsworth for more information on geomorphology. You can also find out about other geomorphology projects in the knowledge hub on
our website.

Interested in our work in Romania and Europe?

Email Daniela Radulescu to find out more.

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