For the first time, the survival chances of mangrove seedlings have been determined in relation to the dynamics of sand sedimentation. The result will be an improvement in the returns from replanting or restoring mangrove forests.
Software users, developers and modellers in the field of water quality and ecology were given access last week to the source code of the Deltares software module DELWAQ.
The Galgeplaat sand nourishment trial in the Eastern Scheldt was completed recently. The result is positive. Nourishment stops the Galgeplaat tidal flat eroding as quickly and nature is recovering well. And there has not been any negative effect on mussel farming in the area.
Minister Schultz van Haegen (Infrastructure and the Environment) will be on a working visit to Washington and New York from 4 to 6 March to see how the Netherlands and the United States can work together more closely on water defences.
Wave loading on the Lugar de Baixo marina on the island of Madeira (Portugal) is so severe that the marina cannot be used and the breakwater suffered serious damage.