2013 – ongoing | Michel Heesen has joined the Quality-team of ‘Gebiedsontwikkeling Ooijen-Wanssum’, advising on integral area development, landscape design and nature development. In the floodbed of the river Meuse, between the villages Ooijen and Wanssum (province of Limbourg), a number of flood protection measures will be executed in order to improve water safety. A dried-up branch of the river will be reactivated, dikes will be strengthened and extended and new flood planes are introduced. In the village of Wanssum, the existing harbour will be extended and a new ring road will relieve the old village of heavy vehicles. The integral area development will not only improve water safety, but also offer new opportunities for nature, recreation, agriculture and economic development.