The use of engineered sediments for dyke construction in the flood control area of Vlassenbroek

15.03.2015 - IADC Terra et Aqua - The use of engineered sediments for dyke construction in the flood control area of Vlassenbroek: "After the 1953 and 1976 North Sea floods, a flood defence plan, called the Sigma Plan, was conceived to protect the Flemish part of the Scheldt estuary against future storm surges. The plan is governed by Waterwegen en Zeekanaal NV (W&Z), a Flemish government agency and since 2005 aims to combine flood defence with strengthening the river’s ecology through the creation of flood control areas. Maintaining the navigability of inland waterways is also a key task of W&Z, whereby a huge amount of sediments are produced."