Ecoshape Building with Nature Newsletter July 2016
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Environmental Excellence award for Hondsbossche and Pettemer Sea Defense on WODCON XXI

Ecoshape programme manager Erik van Eekelen received The Silver Environmental Excellence Award for “Dredging for Coastal Reinforcement” on behalf of the Project Team for Hondsbossche and Pettemer Sea Defence, the Netherlands. Read more

Initiative Living Lab for Mud

All over the world, thousands of kilometers of muddy coasts experience problems such as turbidity, erosion and sedimentation in unwanted places, which result in negative effects on marine and coastal ecosystems. Ecoshape and partners work together to gain knowledge on solving the complex problems of muddy coasts - opportunities lie ahead for the Eems Dollard estuary. Read more

Ecosystems and Engineers unite against disaster risk

On 14-16 June 2016 the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) held a workshop in Bonn on the UN campus. The workshop brought together engineers, ecologists, Eco-DRR experts, and policy makers. Ecoshape Programme Manager Claire Jeuken participated in the workshop. Read more

Are ecosystem based solutions gaining ground?

'To create action on the ground for Ecosystem Based Adaptation, four golden rules should be kept in mind', says Pieter van Eijk (Wetlands International). A report from the session on the Adaptation Futures Conference he organised together with Ecoshape.

Succesful introduction of Building with Nature in Suriname

On May 17th 2016 a Building with Nature project in Suriname was kicked-off to protect the coastline against the flooding from rising seawater and salinization of arable land.
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Marker Wadden: a productive landscape by building with sediment

The Marker Wadden:  a unique ecosystem that will boost biodiversity, improve water quality, and create space for leisure activities and scientific research. Ecoshape, Deltares and other partners presented the project at the Innovation Expo in April with this demonstration. Read more

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