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You are here : eLibrary : IAHR World Congress Proceedings : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) FULL PAPERS : THEME 8- SPECIAL SESSIONS : NEW DISPOSAL STRATEGY IN THE SCHELDE-ESTUARY: USING DREDGED SEDIMENT TO CREATE BENEFITS FOR NATURE
NEW DISPOSAL STRATEGY IN THE SCHELDE-ESTUARY: USING DREDGED SEDIMENT TO CREATE BENEFITS FOR NATURE
Author : YVES PLANCKE1, GWENDY VOS1,2 , MARCO SCHRIJVER3
To guarantee optimal port accessibility, the deepening of the navigation channel was executed within the scope of the LongTermVision for the Schelde estuary. As the estuary is part of the Natura 2000 network, both an EIA and AA were necessary. A new disposal strategy was proposed, using dredged sediments to create opportunities for nature development. This new strategy was first investigated by Flanders Hydraulics Research, combining several research tools, and performing 2 in situ disposal tests. After a positive evaluation of the tests, the strategy was further developed, and 4 locations were chosen to apply the strategy to. The main idea of the strategy is using dredged sediments to create morphological structures that influence the flow patterns, creating low dynamic areas, which are suited for ecological purposes (
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Article : THEME 8- SPECIAL SESSIONS
Date Published : 20/04/2016
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