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van der Hoek, Alexander (author)
The aim of the Building with Nature (BwN) design philosophy is to improve on a traditional approach for infrastructural projects by utilising natural processes to create benefits for society and nature. In a fast-changing world where climate action is becoming increasingly important, there is need for an innovative approach in large...
master thesis 2018
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Haage, Samantha (author)
Due to the removal of mangrove forests, coastal zones can suffer from severe erosion. One of the proposed solutions is the construction of permeable structures. This study aims to optimise the design of permeable (brushwood) structures in order to restore the sediment balance and encourage mangrove re-establishment on tropical mud coasts....
master thesis 2018
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Muller, J.R.M. (author)
Over the last decades, the People’s Republic of China experience large economic development, which have led to severe shortages of usable land. To counteract this, the Chinese central government promoted the development of coastal provinces by reclaiming large sections of coastal zones. One of these regions is Nantong Binhai Park or Tongzhou Bay...
master thesis 2018
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Barakat, Basam (author)
Building with Nature (BwN) is a relatively novel way of thinking for flood protection. Unlike traditional flood protection solutions that are poised to bring forces of nature to a halt, the BwN’s philosophy is to use natural dynamic processes for engineering advantage as a protection against natural disasters and events. Yet, the BwN design...
master thesis 2018
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van Zelst, Vincent (author)
Global flood exposure simulations show that about 600 million people, of which 320 million in urban areas, are at risk to the impacts of global sea-level rise and changing storm intensity and frequency. Increasing availability of data and computational efficiency enables to assess flood hazard on a global scale. Implementation of salt marshes...
master thesis 2018
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Djagiri, Timothy Radhitya (author)
As the landscape of the south western river delta in the Netherlands is increasingly urbanised, the processes of urbanisation and the dynamics of nature can no longer go in their separate ways. Measures for water safety, that over the course of recent history has been diverting, regulating, and controlling natural dynamics away from the urban...
master thesis 2018
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Lambert, Ingrid (author), Parodi, Matteo (author), Vieira Passos, Marlon (author), Caldera, Ganga (author), Almadhoun, Yasser (author)
Relative sea level rise and climate change represent long-term threats for the ecosystems and flood defence system in the Wadden Sea. Moreover, the flood-dominant tidal basins in the area lead to sedimentation in the navigational channels used by the ferry services that connect the mainland to the Dutch Wadden islands. This report provides flood...
student report 2018
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Peters, Jochem (author)
The coastal waters of Nigeria are a difficult environment to build structures to control the local morphology and hydrodynamic conditions to ones desire. This difficulty is a consequence of the persistent high-energy swell wave climate and Longshore Sediment Transport (LST) in the order of one million cubic metres per
year. Besides these...
master thesis 2018
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Jansma, Jil (author)
Om aan de woningvraag te voldoen werd in 2000 de bouw van eilandengroep IJburg gestart in het IJmeer-Markermeer. IJburg bestaat uit twee fases die achtereenvolgend aan elkaar zouden worden aangelegd. In 2002 betrokken de eerste bewoners hun huizen op de eerste fase van IJburg. Momenteel is het laatste eiland van fase 1 nog onbebouwd en is...
master thesis 2018
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Đondraš, Marina (author)
A landscape architecture graduation work, dealing with drastic change in an urban area facing the risk of a major disruption, which calls for adaptive solutions for resilience. From adaptability theory two forces are derived that guide an analysis towards a solution for an urban environment challenged by sea level rise; the revolt, the force...
master thesis 2017
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Borsje, Ruben (author)
The Demak coastal area faces severe erosion problems. The main cause of the erosion of the coastline, which is at some places as high as 1.5 km of land, is the deforestation of the green belt of mangroves for the purpose of building fishponds. This has disturbed the delicate sediment balance in the area drastically. The BioManCO project aims to...
student report 2017
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Hábetler, Zsófia (author)
The main objective and secondary objective, which corresponds to the in-depth research are as follows:

(1) To develop guidelines for engineers to include salt marshes in hydraulic infrastructure projects, subject to the Building with Nature philosophy.
(2) To investigate the effect of grazing at salt marshes on the coastal...
master thesis 2017
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Horst, J. (author)
Coastline regression is a significant threat to many coastal zones. Being able to mitigate the erosion while simultaneously improving nature development is something that is increasingly strived for in coastal projects. This report utilizes the building with nature philosophy to explore integrated solutions for a coastal erosion problem in...
master thesis 2017
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Suijkerbuijk, Max (author)
Contemporary mono-functional flood defense solutions are no longer accepted, as they tend to not take their surrounding system into account. Today’s solutions require sustainability, multi-functionality and different stakeholders want to be heard.

One of the concepts that offers an alternative approach is the concept of Building with...
master thesis 2017
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Monclus Abadal, Albert (author), Dornhelm, Esther (author), Mohamed Khaled Aly Mohamed Elakel, Mohamed (author), Feys, Charles (author), Naderi, Nader (author)
The climate goals for 2020, that multiple countries in the world signed, are coming closer. Like many other countries, the Netherlands has difficulties reaching their climate goal. A solution came from the Paris agreement in 2015, which sets new goals for 2030, and eventually for the long term in 2050. This time the Netherlands is eager to reach...
student report 2017
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van Ekdom, K. (author)
The objective of this research is to contribute to the understanding of the morphological behaviour of a sandy foreshore in the Markermeer, along the Houtribdijk. The research is primarily based on monitoring data obtained from the Building with Nature (EcoShape) project “Pilot Houtribdijk”. The focus is on the morphological development of the...
master thesis 2017
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Bakker, S.A. (author)
To help to provide a desperately needed coastal protection strategy for the Mekong Delta in Vietnam this research looks into the possibilities for natural and sustainable coastal defence systems, including mangroves and active sediment management, such as a nourishment. The coastline of the Mekong Delta suffers from severe erosion and mangrove...
master thesis 2017
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Enschedé, M. (author), Van Looij, Z. (author), Van der Meer, R. (author), Van Oorschot, H. (author), Oudshoorn, R. (author), Stevens, T. (author)
In the southern part of Vietnam, where the lower Mekong Delta is located, coastal erosion problems occur. In the Bạc Liêu province, one of the twelve provinces in the Mekong Delta, the width of the mangrove belt between the sea dyke and the sea is reduced by 100 m in the last four years. By rehabilitation of the mangrove forest, the hinterland...
student report 2017
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Julianus, E.J.B. (author)
master thesis 2016
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Suh Heo, H.Y. (author)
Various flood protection measures are studied across the globe, and nature-friendly and environmentally resilient methods are gaining more attention. As part of the building with nature initiative, the project BE SAFE (Bio-Engineering for SAFEty) studies the effects of a vegetated foreshore as a flood protection measure which is found to be very...
master thesis 2016
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