Terra Et Aqua

Number 90 - March 2003

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From Disaster to Delta Project: The Storm Flood of 1953

KEES D'ANGREMOND

This winter marks the 50th anniversary of the worse storm ever to hit The Netherlands. Research to prevent its recurrence led to the transformation of the dredging industry.

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The Panama Canal: A Look Back, A Look Forward

CHARLES W. HUMMER, JR.

On the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty between Panama and the United States to build a canal to connect the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the "New Panama Canal" is evaluated.

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Geographic Information Systems for Modelling Sediment Transport and Desposition in Harbours

CHAKIB BIAR

For his discussion of mathematical models to manage and analyze erosion and despositions along the coastline, an IADC Young Authors Award was presented to Chakib Biar at the CEDA Dredging Days in Morocco, October 2002.

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"The Oosterschelde Storm-Surge Barrier is part of the Delta Project, a major infrastructure work to protect the Dutch coastline. Inserts: the flooding and the repairs 50 years ago."

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