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Coastal erosion

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Issue

Flood hazard

An increased flood hazard because the flood defence does not meet the requirements and/or due to extreme conditions.

Coastal sands are eroding due to externalfactors, compromising water safety.

Solution

The sand motor

The sand motor is an artificial sand peninsula. The sand from the peninsula will be distributed by wind and water, creating additional coastal protection, new nature, and recreation areas.

De Zandmotor schiereiland door zandsuppletie voor kustbescherming

Pros

  • A more sustainable solution than the more conventional five-year sand replenishment solution.

Characteristics

  1. Topic Water safety
  2. Development state 5: Component and/or breadboard validation in relevant environment
  3. Setting type Coastal area
  4. Water type Sea water
  5. Project period 4-7 years