Reuse of dredged material as a way to tackle societal challenges

Jos Brils*, Pieter de Boer, Jan Mulder, Elmert de Boer

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Sediment is a natural resource that provides the foundation for living, working and building in lowland delta areas. A sustainable society, therefore, reuses dredged material as a valuable resource. Such reuse matches perfectly to the philosophy of a circular economy. However, it is not yet a common practice. Why is this, what are the bottlenecks and how do we overcome them? Here, we use the Netherlands as an example to illustrate possible solutions to these questions, although we believe that our messages and recommendations can be applied generically
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1638-1641
JournalJournal of soils and sediments
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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