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.
The project ‘Economically Efficient Flood Standards to Protect the Netherlands against Flooding’ has been chosen as one of the final six contenders for the prestigious Franz Edelman Award.
Next year, Deltares and CorMagdalena will be setting up a hydrodynamic model for a section of 800 km of the Magdalena river in Colombia. Deltares experts will be training CorMagdalena employees for the project.