Accelerating transformation with new skills

Improving adaptability in a new architecture
To support its operations as one of the biggest water authority in the Netherlands, water authority Rivierenland wanted to become a data-driven organization, with more centralised control over water safety and systems.

Working with Novius, a Royal HaskoningDHV company, water authority Rivierenland upskilled its IT team and jointly designed a new enterprise architecture.

Project facts

  • Client
    Waterschap Rivierenland
  • Location
  • Challenge
    Take a more data-driven approach to water management.
  • Solution
    An upskilled IT team with a new enterprise architecture. Victor Akkersdijk, Bart Jan Schuit

The challenge

Complex transformation needs an integrated approach

Water authority Rivierenland is responsible for a major portion of The Netherlands’ water supply, handling a swathe of waterways and flood defences from Nijmegen, near the German border, to the UNESCO World Heritage site at Kinderdijk in the west.

The water board’s leaders wanted to transform the organisation, taking a more data-driven approach to waterway management, flood prevention, and water quality control. But that meant taking a new approach that required more skilled IT professionals and a new framework.

To achieve this, the water board contacted Novius, a Royal HaskoningDHV company, to help.

The solution

A new architecture and a stronger team

Using the Novius Architecture framework as a guideline, we worked with water authority Rivierenland to train and coach their team of IT architects on the best ways to build out a new architecture for the organisation.

We then worked together to design and build the new infrastructure, which will help the team use data more effectively for decision-making and future improvements to the water board’s service.

The result

Versatile, agile infrastructure

Water authority Rivierenland now has a data-focused, integrated architecture to carry its services into the future.

Its upskilled IT team is now more informed and adaptable, which means the organisation can respond quickly and effectively to changing requirements. It can also accelerate new IT projects, with a centralised framework for development and implementation.

We need a good starting point to take integral control of the water chain, water safety and water systems in an area-oriented way based on data.

Richard BremerCIO/Chief Digital Transformation Officer, water authority Rivierenland
Victor Akkersdijk - Principal Business Consultant


Principal Business Consultant

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