Introduction to the Boussinesq Center

The Boussinesq Center for Hydrology is the Dutch scientific hydrology centre. It was established in 2005 as a result of the Foresight Study on Hydrological Science in The Netherlands (2005), performed under the auspices of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). The objective of the Boussinesq Center is to strengthen hydrological research in The Netherlands, and to create favorable conditions for efficient multi-disciplinary research environment.

The Boussinesq Center is an umbrella of the following academic hydrology groups in the Netherlands:

And recently our Belgian colleagues joined:

  • Free University Brussels, Department of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering (Van Griensven)
  • Ghent University, Laboratory of Hydrology and Water management (prof. Verhoest)
  • KU Leuven, Urban and River Hydrology and Hydraulics (prof. Willems)