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  • 25 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The obvious solution to a sea defense problem is usually the easiest one to accept, because it’s indeed so obvious. If a sea dyke is not strong enough for the consequences of future climate change, then it should be reinforced to meet the new requirements. However, beside an estuary on the southern shoreline of the […]

  • 18 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Indonesian and Dutch water experts – during the recent seminars in Jakarta and Surabaya –  discussed options to integrate the concept of Building with Nature in future infrastructural projects in Indonesia. The seminars took place on 10 and 12 March and were part of a trade mission and a state visit by Dutch King Willem-Alexander and […]

  • 18 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    On behalf of the Building with Nature Indonesia Consortium, Fokko van der Goot from EcoShape is participating in the Expert Dialogue on technologies for averting, minimizing and addressing loss and damage in coastal at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn. Their project in Demak, Northern Java, is presented as an example of how the […]

  • 22 April 2019
    Business & Finance

     The most serious threat resulting from climate change in the North Sea Region coastal areas is the increasing flood and coastal erosion risk. The Interreg VB North Sea Region ‘Building with Nature’ project demonstrates solutions to this threat in which natural elements like wind, waves and tides are used. The coastlines in the north […]

  • 4 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Preparations for the upcoming CEDA-IADC Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure Conference, set to take place on November 19th and 20th in the heart of Amsterdam – the Beurs van Berlag, are moving forward according to schedule. The event will celebrate the launch of the CEDA-IADC publication Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure. In order to better introduce the event and […]

  • 25 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    A delegation of Rijkswaterstaat, in cooperation with the American partner – the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), is currently working on an international handbook for ‘Building with Nature’ to promote flood risk management. A symposium was held on 21 September in Santa Cruz, California, to share the interim results with local stakeholders of USACE. […]

  • 22 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    Director of EcoShape Building with Nature, Henk Nieboer and Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs of The Netherlands, have released the position paper about critical steps for upscaling Building with Nature. The two authors, invite the international water sector to join forces and scale up the Nature Based Solutions. Ovink and Nieboer argue in their paper that the following steps are critically important […]

  • 6 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Director of Vereniging Natuurmonumenten, Marc van den Tweel, on Thursday, October 5th opened the Building with Nature exhibition in the National Dredging Museum in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands. At the show, the visitors can see how hydraulic engineers all around the globe have come up with sustainable and flexible solutions for the development of deltas and […]

  • 20 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Contractors (IADC) has just announced that an updated version of ‘Facts About: Building with Nature’ is now available. ‘Facts About: Building with Nature’ talks about a design philosophy that uses natural processes (ecosystem services) to realize structures and to create benefits for society and nature at the same time. “The […]

  • 7 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The German Government has granted financial support to scale up a running pilot which aims to restore the eroded coast in the district of Demak, Central Java Province, near Semarang, Wetlands International just announced. The program furthermore supports mainstreaming and replication of Building with Nature-type solutions that suit urban, rural, muddy and sandy coastlines. Millions of […]

  • 21 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    Boskalis, as one of the partners in the Ecoshape consortium, has embarked on a five-year Building with Nature project to halt coastal erosion in northeast Java, Indonesia. More than six thousand villages (thirty million people) on Indonesia’s enormous coastline could be washed away. Hard defenses in the form of dikes are pointless on muddy coasts […]

  • 6 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    ‘The Sand Motor: Five Years of Building with Nature’ conference will take place on September 14-15, 2016 in Den Haag, the Netherlands. Five years after the creation of the Sand Motor, the initial research results from this pilot project will be presented with respect to coastal safety, innovation, nature and recreation and will be the central […]

  • 23 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Professor Sieuwnath Naipal of Conservation International Suriname last week kicked off a project to stop the coastal erosion and salinization of arable land at Weg naar Zee, near Paramaribo, Suriname. The project is based on the concept of Building with Nature and consisting of five permeable dams. The dam captures sediment and helps to establish […]

  • 17 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The program in Northern Java to stop coastal erosion through Building with Nature has won the annual award for innovative engineering solutions (Vernufteling) in the Netherlands. On behalf of the project, Rob Nieuwkamer from Witteveen+Bos, received the award on Wednesday 16 March 2016 in the presence of many prominent people from the engineering world. The […]

  • 9 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) on ‘Building with Nature’ will start on February 29, 2016. During the course, a number of case studies will be discussed to deepen the knowledge of ecological and engineering principles. Leading Dutch engineers and environmental scientists will explain the Building with Nature integrated design approach and why it is […]

  • 30 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Delft University of Technology will start a new open source internet course on Building with Nature in February 2016. Building with Nature is a new design concept in hydraulic engineering that incorporates natural elements in its design, such as wind, currents, flora and fauna. The massive open online course (MOOC) on Building with Nature […]

  • 27 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Indonesia is planning to use the Dutch ‘Building with Nature’ concept on a large scale for the restoration of its coasts. Indonesia is already working with Deltares and Wetlands International on the pilot project for natural mangrove restoration on the northern coast of Java. The approach there is based on a traditional Dutch method used […]

  • 19 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Building with Nature is a sustainable and effective strategy for increasing water safety, while simultaneously creating opportunities for the economy, society and nature. That was evident from the results of the Building with Nature innovation programme. The Building with Nature concept takes the natural system as a starting point for the design and completion of […]

  • 25 January 2011

    This is the most recent information update in the IADC series of concise, easy-to-read “management summaries”, which give overviews of essential information on specific dredging and maritime construction subjects. Facts About Building with Nature introduces a new approach to planning, designing and operating dredging and maritime infrastructure projects. Rather than presuming the worst – that a project will harm […]

  • 19 May 2010
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Stefan Aarninkhof (Royal Boskalis Westminster) and his colleagues at EcosShape | Building with Nature, Jan van Dalfsen and Jan Mulder (both Deltares) and Daan Rijks (DHV Consultants, now Royal Boskalis Westminster) won the Award for their paper entitled “Sustainable Development of Nourished Shorelines. Innovations in Project Design and Realization”. The CEDA Environment Commission’Best Paper Award […]

  • 6 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Van Oord and film companies EMS and Veldkijker have signed a sponsorship contract for a new nature film, Wild Port of Europe – The New Wilderness 2.0. The film will be screened in 2021 and is a dramatized nature documentary about the Rotterdam port area. The film’s locations include the Port of Rotterdam, the Nieuwe […]

  • 5 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Most maritime infrastructure projects are required to undergo vigorous environmental and cultural or social impact assessments before they are given permission to proceed. These evaluations look out for evidence demonstrating avoidance, minimization or mitigation of impacts in the preparation, actual construction and post-construction phases. Juan C. Savioli, Head of the Coastal and Estuarine Department DHI […]

  • 3 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    16.273 scientists from 113 countries where present at EGU General Assembly 2019 in Vienna in the beginning of April, The Interreg North Sea Region Program said in its latest release.  In the session “Natural hazards and climate change impacts in coastal areas”, results from the Building with Nature project were introduced. During the event, Simon […]

  • 18 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers yesterday debuted its “Engineering with Nature” atlas to the public at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. “The projects presented and considered in this atlas use an Engineering With Nature lens as a means of revealing the use of nature-based approaches and the range of benefits that can […]

  • 28 November 2018
    Business & Finance

     Royal Boskalis Westminster NV yesterday released an interesting video about a port construction and sandbar breakwater project in Nigeria. In Lekki, 80 kilometers east of Lagos, the company constructed a new port and 700-meter-long sandbar breakwater for which Boskalis used the natural sand flow along the Nigerian coast. For the construction of the sandbar […]

  • 17 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The waters off Gallops Island were identified as the ideal location for a proposed reef that would be built out of rock material dredged from Boston Harbor during a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers harbor deepening project slated for 2018, the Nature Conservancy just announced. Along with Northeastern University, the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries […]

  • 19 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Under the umbrella of the Ecoshape partnership, Deltares will be starting this year on greening the banks of the New Meuse river in Rotterdam. On 16 March, Ecoshape signed a memorandum of understanding to that effect with nine other parties. Ecoshape is involved with this program on the basis of the Ecoshape Knowledge Valorisation EFRO […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Dutch flood defense policy is no longer solemnly about building more storm surge barriers and higher embankments, stated Bart Parmet, staff member Dutch Delta program Commissioner at the opening plenary of the second conference Deltas in time of climate change in Rotterdam on 24 September. There are little concrete constructions in our new Delta program […]

  • 15 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Nature Trust (Malta) and Din L-Art Helwa express their concern on the recent statements made by government namely on the two important issues of land reclamation and new development regulations within Mepa and are asking the authorities to give more information on their intentions. While both NGOs agree that minor development amendments that could have […]