The Prisma project is carried out by the joint efforts of the waterway infrastructure manager Waterwegen en Zeekanaal NV (B), the Broads Authority which manages the waterways of the Broads in the UK which have the same status as a national park, the Dutch water board Hoogheemraadschap voor Schieland en de Krimpenerwaard and the French research association Armines.

Lead partner

Waterwegen en Zeekanaal NV (B)

Waterwegen en Zeekanaal (WenZ) is a government agency, responsible for 1000 kilometres of navigable waterways in the region of Flanders, and much of the land on their banks. WenZ seeks to optimize the important economic, recreational and environmental aspects of the dense and extensive network of waterways.

Hoogheemraadschap Schieland en de Krimpenerwaard (NL)

Water Board Schieland and Krimpenerwaard (HHSK) manages the area in Southwest Netherlands that stretches between Rotterdam, Zoetermeer and  Schoonhoven. Within this area the Water Board HHSK provides the quality of surface water, the water level and flood control. HHSK also manages a number of roads in the Krimpenerwaard area.

Broads Authority (UK)

The Broads Authority is a statutory body set up in 1989 to manage the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads, a unique wetland with 200km of navigable waterways in the UK. It is responsible for conservation, planning, recreation and navigation as well promoting understanding of this magical waterland. The Broads has the status of a national park and is home to some of the rarest plants and animals in the UK.

Armines (FR) in cooperation with Ecole des Mines de Douai

ARMINES is the research branch of the Ecole des Mines, one of the great engineering schools of France. Belonging to the Ministry of Industry, its primary mission is research and development for industry. Armines pursues an active policy of dissemination of results through close links with industrial enterprises and joint development projects, with special focus on international cooperation.

Project Coördination

Buck Consultants International (B)

Buck Consultants International (BCI) carries out research, advises, implements and performs project management in the areas of economics, spatial development, real estate, location selection, infrastructure development, traffic management and supply chain strategy. This involves both strategic/conceptual projects and operational recommendations for all types of companies, public authorities and organisations, all over the world.



Interreg IV A - 2 Seas (EU)

Interreg is an initiative that aims to stimulate cooperation between regions in the European Union. It started in 1989, and is part-financed under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). EDRF helps create pilot projects that propose new solutions for regional and local development.

The INTERREG IVA 2 Mers Seas Zeeën Programme promotes crossborder cooperation between the coastal regions of 4 Member States: France (Nord-Pas de Calais), England (SW, SE, E), Belgium (Flanders) and The Netherlands (South coastal area).
Within this programme the Region Nord Pas-de-Calais acts as the Managing Authority, responsible for managing the implementation of the Operational Programme. The Joint Technical Secretariat, located in Lille, is responsible for assisting the Managing Authority in its delivery of the Interreg IVA 2 Mers Seas Zeeën Operational Programme, namely the coordination and facilitation of the Programme, project appraisal, Programme monitoring and administration.


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