Ecosystem services assessment of the Prins Hendrik Zanddijk
This study examines which and, if possible, how much more ecosystem services are provided by the most recent nature inspired coastal protection project Prins Hendrik Zanddijk, in comparison with a traditional concrete and asphalt construction.
Mapping water quality with drones: test case in Texel
Winning co-author Liesbeth De Keukelaere the Young Author Award, an article about the pilot test case organised at the Prins Hendrik Zanddijk project in Texel, The Netherlands, demonstrating drone technology for water quality monitoring.
LuXeal – The Easy to Handle Watertight Mixture
Dredging works in the Juliana Canal in the Netherlands is currently being carried out and as part of the widening works, a new watertight layer has to be constructed. The contractor has decided on utilising a new and innovative watertight bentonite mixture, LuXeal, to prevent water leakages in the surrounding areas
Process-based Modelling of Mega-Scale Equilibrium Conditions in the Dutch Wadden Sea
As a result of the closure of the Zuider Sea 75 years ago, as well as subsequent interventions and natural disturbances, the Wadden Sea is no longer in an equilibrium or stable condition, but modelling indicates that in the long-term a new dynamic equilibrium state should return.
Contaminated Dredged Material: Building Material of the Future? An Investigation into Building Mound
The Dutch Department of Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) is developing an innovative concept: building mounds (terpen) of dredged material. Terpenor mounds were common in Holland centuries ago: man-made mounds a few metres high that were placed as a protection against the sea.
Eemszinker: Safely Trench Dredging a Live Gas Line
Norwegian gas from the Ekofisk Field lands at Delfzijl, in the north of The Netherlands. The Eems crossing links Phillips Petroleum's gas cleaning and drying plant at Rysumer Nacken, on the German bank, to Delfzijl and the Dutch national gas grid.
From Disaster to Delta Project: The Storm Flood of 1953
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.
Geotubes as the Core of Guide Dams for Naviduct at Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
Compacting sand into tubes made from geotextiles is an important innovation in hydraulic engineering techniques for sustainable construction work.