The social and institutional context of the Sand Motor

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    Historically, socio-economic activities in the Netherlands have been mainly concentrated in the estuaries of the Rhine and Meuse rivers. The urban sprawl resulting from this activity is currently the home to a large share of the Dutch economic productivity, not to mention its population. In an area so close to the North Sea and with such socio-economic importance, coastal protection is a prime requirement. For centuries, the general principle of coastal protection in the Netherlands was building embankments to protect areas in danger of flooding from the sea.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Sand Motor: A Nature-based Response to Climate Change
    Subtitle of host publicationFindings and Reflections of the Interdisciplinary Research Program NatureCoast
    EditorsArjen Luijendijk, Alexander van Oudenhoven
    PublisherDelft University Press
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Print)978-94-6384-021-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2019


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