Between the cities of Nijmegen and Lent, the Waal river makes a sharp bend. The winter bed is very narrow at this point in the river. During extreme high water levels the location acts as a bottleneck, making it difficult for water to drain away. The Room for the Waal project has solved this problem by moving the dyke at Lent 350 metres inland. An ancillary channel is dredged in the flood plain to help drain the river when the water level is extremely high. This in turn creates better flood protection for the area behind the dyke.
The 'Z8' might well be the most beautiful partyboat in the Netherlands. It looks like a yacht, and because it's electric it's sustainable and silent!