The Balance Sheet of Nature Under Water

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The Sand Motor is a miracle of governance flexibility. Despite the strict, legal constraints for coastal defence in the Netherlands, a group of visionary people succeeded in convincing all stakeholders that this pilot was worth pursuing (Chapter 2). Value for nature was a prominent argument. It was even stated that the Sand Motor would “create nature” over vast areas, which makes one wonder what was there before.
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 pages1
ISBN (Print) 978 94 6384-021-7
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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