Jaap van Thiel de Vries
Jaap van Thiel de Vries graduated from the department of Fluid Mechanics of Delft University of Technology in 2003. He worked in Deltares as a senior advisor/researcher. Later, he joined Hydronamic, the Engineering group of Boskalis in 2013 as an senior engineer within the Marine Environment and Morphology group. On behalf of Boskalis, Jaap has been part of the Ecoshape management team that coordinates Building with Nature programme. He was programme manager in the Building with Nature Indonesia project.
Articles By Jaap van Thiel de Vries
Building with Nature: Sustainable Protection of Mangrove Coasts
Building with Nature is an innovative approach that combines natural processes with innovative engineering methods to realise sustainable projects. Permeable dams are being utilised as part of a Building with Nature solution to help restore the eroding mangrove-mud coast of the Demak district in central Java, Indonesia.