HKV is an independent company that provides consultancy, research and services in the field of water and safety. Established in 1995, we have grown to a firm with 65 experts working from two offices in The Netherlands. Our mission is to contribute to a safe and sustainable environment. We base our work on a thorough knowledge of physics, mathematics and decision-making processes for our clients. We develop new knowledge and apply it in close cooperation with our clients, universities and research institutions.
HKV earned a leading reputation in consultancy and research in flood and drought risk management by taking the initiative in the development and implementation of many innovating concepts that found their way into risk management practice. We work continually to broaden our knowledge base and to acquire new knowledge to help improve water management. Therefore we are involved in a number of post-graduate studies, and we undertake research in six major European research projects within the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and the new Horizon 2020 programme (H2020).
Our scope of work covers most aspects of water and safety including:
- Safety, drought and flood risk analyses for regional and urban water systems;
- Disaster management and evacuation plans;
- Research of rivers, estuarine and coastal systems;
- High-water analyses for regional water systems;
- Design and implementation of Flood Early Warning Systems.
Our ability to translate successful innovative solutions and concepts in different physical and institutional settings, enabled us to make important contributions to foreign governments in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas.