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For centuries, the Scheldt and its tributaries have ensured a wellwatered country bursting with dynamism. But tidal rivers may also bring a great deal of water-based misery. Protecting Flanders more effectively against flooding by the Scheldt and its tributaries is the main objective of the Sigma Plan. All at once, the wonderful nature of the Scheldt will be restored in numerous places. Thousands of walkers and cyclists can then enjoy it to the fullest. The Sigma Plan also has an eye on the economic role of the Scheldt as one of Europe’s busiest rivers.In this chapter, you will find out all about the work in Bergenmeersen, a subsector of the Kalkense Meersen Cluster Sigma Project. You will discover how the Sigma Plan originated and how that progressive plan evolved into a smart project for the future that goes far beyond flood management.