Sustainable development of nourished shorelines; Innovations in project design and realisation

S.G.J. Aarninkhof, J.A. van Dalfsen, J.P.M. Mulder, D. Rijks

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Abstract

Recent years have shown an ongoing need for marine infrastructure, however the development of large-scale infrastructure projects is associated with uncertainties and delays, increased awareness of the environmental effects and extensive demands on environmental management plans and monitoring programs. The combination of these tendencies drives innovations in project design and realisation, which are often characterized by integral, multi-disciplinary approaches, increased contractor involvement and the application of Building with Nature type approaches.

This paper presents two examples of such innovations in project design and realisation, both developed in the context of of sustainable development of nourished coastlines. The examples concern the application of mega-nourishments for coastal development and ecological landscaping in sand mining areas. The work is carried out as part of the Innovation Program Building with Nature, which aims, amongst others, to draft a manual for the ecodynamic design of marine infrastructure.

We believe the use of ecodynamic design strategies for marine infrastructure will inspire ecologists and engineers to maximally explore environmental benefits of projects, thereby adding to the ecological and public appreciation of marine works.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPIANC MMX Congress 2010
Subtitle of host publication32nd PIANC Congress, 125th Anniversary, 10-14 May 2010, Liverpool, UK
EditorsM. Thorn, S. Cork, P. Hunter
Place of PublicationLiverpool, UK
PublisherPIANC
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2010
Event32nd PIANC Congress 2010: PIANC MMX Congress, 125th Anniversary, 10-14 May 2010, Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Arena & Convention Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 May 201014 May 2010

Conference

Conference32nd PIANC Congress 2010
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLiverpool
Period10/05/1014/05/10

Keywords

  • METIS-272562

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