The Border-Meuse is a section of the Meuse river and marks the border between Belgium and The Netherlands. The water level of the Border-Meuse is managed through dams and fluctuates heavily. Initiated through ‘plan ooievaar’ in 1985, the region has been subject of substantial change with most recently the Border-Meuse project. The Border-Meuse project aims to integrate objectives of flood protection, gravel extraction and nature rehabilitation through the lens of nature-based solutions and rewilding principles, under the umbrella of the Dutch Room for the River programme. During the summer of 2021, extensive rainfall in the Meuse basin caused high water levels in the river and riparian zones.