Assessing the impact of a highway project RN 202 bis on the river Var, Alpes Maritimes, France

1998 and later

Professor Peters is appointed by local organisations to assess the impact of the RN 202 bis highway project on the Var river in the Alpes Maritimes, France, specifically the impact of the works on the morphology & flooding of the mountain river). The local organisations are the Association de Défense des Riverains de la Vallée du Var. The mission: scientific assistance through in-depth examination of the technical aspects of the implantation of the highway RN 202 bis.

Project sheet (incl. documents)

Var river, France

Photo by Jean Jacques Peters

The physical mobile-bed modelling of the Var river, France

2001 and later

Consultant for the French Ministry of the Environnement (Inspection générale de l’Environnement) for the physical mobile-bed modelling of the Var river, France. By correspondence of 2 March 2001, the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Housing and the Ministry of Spatial Planning and the Environment asked their administration to conduct a fact-finding mission on the specifications and on performing of additional hydraulic studies. External experts were also added to this mission, including Professor Peters.

Project sheet (incl. documents)

Var river, France

Photo by Jean Jacques Peters

The Var river case

2003 and later

Assigned as expert for the Var river case by the Administrative Court of Nice. By an order dated 12 November 2002, the President of the Court appointed a panel of five experts (including Professor Peters). Their mission was

  • to consolidate all the studies on the Var to determine
    • whether the published flood reference can be validated;
    • if the studies sufficiently take into account the consequences of the planned works with regards to the risk of flooding;
    • if the studies accurately determine the level of lowering or elimination of thresholds involved in the RN 202bis project to enable a satisfactory stormwater runoff, solid materials and hilly waters in relation to risk of flooding, erosion and rupture of thresholds and dikes;
    • if the studies offer any good technical solutions for modifying the base and the level of RN 202bis, as well as preventive and protective works to avoid an increase in risk of flooding;
  • wherever necessary to complement or supplement to these studies all the points mentioned above.

Project sheet (incl. documents)

Var river, France

Photo by Jean Jacques Peters