The protection of the normative navigation conditions of waterways is a very important task for hydraulic engineers. In this thesis, after a brief historical overview, at first the most important European inland After an overview of the hydrodynamic loads on the river bed and the banks the main part of this work is dedicated to the bankreinforcements and their security measures in the form of standard construction methods on the basis of literature studies. The investigations, assessments and conclusions are illustrated by corresponding images, tables and photos. waterways are presented. In addition variations of the biological bank protection are introduced at the end of the work as an ecologically more acceptable variation for embankment protections.