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The Sand Engine (De Zandmotor)      Surfrider Foundation Holland      www.surfriderfoundation.nl      Martijn van Schaik  ...
Coastal development and beachreplenishments Not only a problem Focus on opportunities & chancesGod created the world but t...
The Sand Engine (Zandmotor) Holland below sea level Long history of coastal strengthening Need for beach replenishment Inn...
Opportunities Finally a pointbreak in Holland? Diversify the coastline Beach closer to deeper water Recreational area Less...
ThreathsNegative experiences with beach replenishmentsExisting sandbars dissappearInfluence on other surfspots located nea...
Getting involved Goal;   Maximizing surfing conditions and getting access How;    Proactive   Taskforce with the Holland S...
Lessons learnedAwareness of decision making processesTiming; when to get involvedTime consuming and bureaucraticFearLack o...
Results
ResultsGreat surf spot with no official access yetExperience for future projectsLearned to be more proactive and to be inc...
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The sand engine, Surfrider Holland

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The sand engine, Surfrider Holland

  1. 1. The Sand Engine (De Zandmotor) Surfrider Foundation Holland www.surfriderfoundation.nl Martijn van Schaik martijn@surfriderfoundation.nl
  2. 2. Coastal development and beachreplenishments Not only a problem Focus on opportunities & chancesGod created the world but the Dutch created Holland
  3. 3. The Sand Engine (Zandmotor) Holland below sea level Long history of coastal strengthening Need for beach replenishment Innovative pilot project Using natural processes, the sea is an ally (building with nature) Currents, waves and wind erode and re-distribute sand 21,5 million m3 of sand added 100 hectares to start Safer due to wider beach & higher dunes
  4. 4. Opportunities Finally a pointbreak in Holland? Diversify the coastline Beach closer to deeper water Recreational area Less impact on the environment
  5. 5. ThreathsNegative experiences with beach replenishmentsExisting sandbars dissappearInfluence on other surfspots located nearbyNo access (nature reserve)?Temporary & uncertain effects
  6. 6. Getting involved Goal; Maximizing surfing conditions and getting access How; Proactive Taskforce with the Holland Surfing Association and Kitesurf Association, using external advisors on morphology & modeling Role in the process: Stakeholder representing all surfers (wave, wind, kite) Advising government Influence the decision making
  7. 7. Lessons learnedAwareness of decision making processesTiming; when to get involvedTime consuming and bureaucraticFearLack of commitment from the government institutionsSlow decision making so less resultsLittle influence on final designSurfing/recreation VS nature interestsPositive result as a small stakeholder in a huge project
  8. 8. Results
  9. 9. ResultsGreat surf spot with no official access yetExperience for future projectsLearned to be more proactive and to be included in the processearlierSurfing included in policySFH got included as commission member and in an advisingboard in a new projectPolicy makers aware of surfers as stakeholder

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