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You are here : eLibrary : IAHR World Congress Proceedings : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT : Special sessions : Turn the tide: scientific research towards an integrated plan for the upper-seascheldt
Turn the tide: scientific research towards an integrated plan for the upper-seascheldt
Author : VAN HOLLAND, G.(1), DEPREITER, D.(1), ADAMS, R.(1), VANLEDE, J.(2), VAN RYCKEGEM, G.(3), VAN ENGELAND, T.(4), ROOSE, F.(5) & DE BEUKELAER-DOSSCHE, M.(6)
During the last 150 years the Scheldt estuary has seen many changes either to claim land for urban or agricultural development or to improve the navigability. From the 1950’s onwards the most important changes to the character of the estuary could be attributed to infrastructural works such as dike construction and deepening. Even though cause–effect relationships are difficult to determine it is largely accepted that, besides reclamations, the main contribution to the loss of habitat can be attributed to the increase in tidal amplitude. In various studies the relationship between tidal amplification and large scale engineering works, including deepening, (downstream) sand extraction, embankments and straightening works, has been pointed out. It is clear that anthropogenic changes to the system can have serious consequences to the state of the estuary and that future works need to be prepared in a conscious and sustainable manner in order to avoid further tidal amplification.
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Category : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT
Article : Special sessions
Date Published : 01/10/2015
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