Exploring The Potential

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This chapter looks at the international potential of sandy solutions to mitigate coastal erosion and maintain or develop various functions of the coastal ecosystem. First, we discuss the evolution of nourishment strategies in the Netherlands since the 1980s. We pay special attention to how adapting to climate change will affect future nourishment needs. Next, we will outline the sandy solutions that have been implemented along the Dutch coast in the past and recently. We will illustrate the most recent trends in sandy solutions that have adopted the Building with Nature concept along the Dutch coast and lakes: Hondsbossche Duinen, Prins Hendrik Zanddijk and the Houtribdijk .
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
Place of PublicationDelft
PublisherDelft University Publishers
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print) 978 94 6384-021-7
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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