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  • 15 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The EcoShape foundation which carries out the public-private Building with Nature innovation program recently released a study on the Mud Motor Koehoal salt marsh development. The Koehoal Salt Marsh Development with a Mud Motor looks at the potential for furthering the development of salt marshes in the Wadden Sea by making optimal use of the […]

  • 15 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Ecoshape – the foundation that carries out the public-private Building with Nature innovation program – has just released the Annual Report 2016. The Consortium consisting of dredging contractors, engineering companies, research institutes, universities and government authorities, completed a lot of work in 2016. In the report, Ecoshape presented the highlights and main developments from the past year, sharing the […]

  • 16 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has just released the latest edition of their Terra et Aqua magazine, introducing the following articles: Beneficial Use, an Expertise Exporter and Trenching Model. CEDA’s Working Group on Beneficial Use aims to inspire sediment stakeholders and practitioners by describing the importance of sediments in the context of sustainable development […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Rijkswaterstaat currently reinforces the Houtrib Dike in Lake IJssel, located in the center of the Netherlands. Before the start of the reinforcement, a test section was first laid along the dike. The reason to do this was simple: the company knew quite little about sand reinforcements in a freshwater lake. Thanks to the pilot that […]

  • 2 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    A test site for salt marsh development, part of the ‘Marconi Buitendijks’ project, was opened on 2 November at Delfzijl, reports the EcoShape. The salt marsh landscape will help researchers investigate different strategies to develop salt marshes. The 15-hectare salt marsh landscape has been divided into a number of test sections that differ in soil composition […]

  • 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. […]

  • 10 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Research & Development

    Construction works on the Clay Ripening Pilot Project in the Eems-Dollard area are officially underway, according to the EcoShape. The EcoShape reported that on April 5th the first mud was deposited to the Clay Ripener in Delfzijl in the far Northeast of the Netherlands. The main aim of the pilot project is to experiment with different ripening strategies to turn fine […]

  • 2 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Over the last six years (2011 – 2017), EcoShape has been busy conducting experiments with sand engines at two locations in Lake IJssel (IJsselmeer) at the Frisian IJsselmeer coast. The IJsselmeer is the largest fresh water lake in the Netherlands. According to EcoShape, the aim of these experiments was to gain knowledge about the system […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (March 12 – 18, 2018).   CHEC Wins Chornomorsk Port Dredging Contract China Harbor Engineering Company Ltd. (CHEC) has been awarded two lots of the Chornomorsk sea port dredging project.   EcoShape Releases the Koehoal Salt Marsh Development Study The […]

  • 8 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Marker Wadden, an archipelago of nature islands in the Markermeer lake, is one of the largest nature projects in Western Europe. The contractors are using sand, silt and clay to create new islands and, in the process, open up opportunities for knowledge development and innovation. The Marker Wadden Knowledge and Innovation Program (KIMA) organised […]

  • 7 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    EcoShape, the foundation that carries out the public-private Building with Nature innovation program, said in their latest announcement that the preparations for the Clay Ripening pilot project are in full swing now. “Yesterday we started digging the drainage trenches to remove excess water from the Delfzijl location,” said EcoShape. Excessive levels of sediment in the Eems-Dollard […]

  • 16 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The pilot section of the Houtrib Dike will be handed over to Rijkswaterstaat in the spring of 2018, according to the EcoShape. This pilot project, part of the Dutch Flood Protection Program, created a sandy foreshore consisting of a large quantity of sand that is deposited in front of a dike. This body of sand attenuates the waves […]

  • 27 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    A clay ripening pilot project is due to begin on the banks of the Eems Dollard in the Netherlands to investigate how sediment can be converted into clay soil. The scheme is being organised by knowledge consortium EcoShape, Rijkswaterstaat, the provincial authority of of Groningen, Groningen Seaports, the Hunze and Aa’s water authority and nature […]

  • 30 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Throughout the world, nature-based solutions are gaining ground over traditional engineering solutions for the reduction of flood risks, an independent institute for applied research in the field of water and subsurface, Deltares, said in its latest announcement. When implemented properly, they generate additional benefits for local residents, nature and, ultimately, the economy. But a lot […]

  • 2 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular videos from the past year.   VIDEO: Keeping Hamburg Port Dredged and Maintained Hamburg Port Authority has released this amazing dredging video named “Keep the Port on Depth” – XXL dredging ship in use.   VIDEO: Testing Holland Dredge Design’s New CSD Holland Dredge Design BV […]

  • 22 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    After some years of preparation, the Delfzijl Marconi project in the Netherlands, is finally on. In this project, clean dredged sediment is being used to improve the local ecology and to create recreational benefits. The project is situated along the Ems-Dollard estuary and is one of the two remaining open estuaries in the Netherlands. It […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The knowledge development scheme – Hondsbossche Dunes project – officially started yesterday. The contract for this project was signed during the conference ‘Building the Future‘ in Utrecht by Ecoshape, the Flood Protection Program and Water Board Hollands Noorderkwartier. The aim of the project is to follow closely the development of the new coastal defense and thereby […]

  • 22 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research has awarded the prestigious Veni grant to Bas Borsje’s Building with Nature research proposal ‘Soft and still safe’. Over the next four years, he will be teaming up with fellow experts from Deltares and Ecoshape to look at the stability of salt marshes during storms. The knowledge acquired will […]

  • 9 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A three-month ‘Building with Nature’ study has been launched by Ecoshape, Deltares and Witteveen en Bos in the channel to the south of the Ridderkerkse Griend nature reserve in the Netherlands. The study will look at two types of willow woods – pollard willows and an osiery – to see whether it is possible to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Indonesian and Dutch government today launched a comprehensive five-year multi million public-private partnership initiative for enhancing coastal safety at the North Coast of Java. The partnership aims to build stable coastlines with reduced erosion risk through a unique integration of mangrove restoration, small scale hard-engineering and sustainable land use. The initiative, financed by the […]

  • 29 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The month of January begins a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC). Incorporated in May 1965, the association brought together 60 participants of 38 international dredging contractors from 12 countries. Dredging has always been an invisible industry: the work is done underwater, low-keyed, pragmatic and highly technical. Deeper […]

  • 11 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    A foreland with vegetation reduces the force of waves hitting the dike, and therefore the load on the dike. As a result, the dike itself does not need to be strengthened. That saves costs, because a sandy foreland or forebank is cheaper to build and maintain than the traditional approach to strengthening dikes with rock. […]