Current challenges in coastal management in the Netherlands: examples of pilot projects

J.P.M. P.M. Mulder, J.A. van Dalfsen

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A need for upscaling of sand nourishments to guarantee sustainable conditions for safety against flooding and preservation of coastal functions, combined with the need to enhance an integrated coastal zone management in the Netherlands, has initiated a number of pilot experiments. The management background and the approach leading to the pilots are illustrated. Central to the approach is a connection between large scale requirements and small scale needs, applying a concept of Building-with-Nature. The three pilots illustrate different applications; two for mega-scale nourishments and one for sand mining. Monitoring of the pilots must reveal the effectiveness of the designs; evaluation of the approach to connect large- and small scales, must indicate its wider applicability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 Conference on Coastal Engineering Practice, 21-24 August 2011, Los Angeles, USA
EditorsO.T. Magoon, R.M. Noble, D.D. Treadwell, Y.C. Kim
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
ISBN (Print)978-0-7844-1190-2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2011
Event2011 Conference on Coastal Engineering Practice - San Diego, United States
Duration: 21 Aug 201124 Aug 2011


Conference2011 Conference on Coastal Engineering Practice
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


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