Marloes van Ginkel
Marloes obtained her MSc in Civil Engineering at Delft University of Technology in 2007. From 2008 to present, she has been working as a water resources consultant at Royal HaskoningDHV. While working on the drainage design of a land reclamation project off the coast of Lagos, Nigeria, Marloes became fascinated by the opportunities that the construction of new lands could offer to optimize their subsurface for freshwater storage. She obtained her PhD in 2019; her PhD thesis ‘Design of the subsurface of land reclamations for freshwater storage and recovery, a new view on land reclamations’ is available at TU Delft repository.
Articles By Marloes van Ginkel
Land reclamation: The potential for subsurface freshwater storage
At present too little use is made of the opportunities that the design and construction of land reclamation offer for the underground storage and recovery of fresh water. The managed aquifer recharge systems in the coastal dunes of the Netherlands are a good example of successful subsurface water storage. And it is to be expected that the sandy deposits of land reclamations could serve a similar purpose. This in turn will contribute to a sustainable development of land reclamations.