Rich Revetment for coastal protection – Eastern Scheldt

Lessons Learned

The following lessons were learned from this project:

  • The pools attract shrimps and juvenile fish, and as a consequence a lot of foraging birds are observed at low tide.
  • To prevent over-predation by birds of mussels, fish, shrimps and other animals present in the pools, shelter and hiding places should be provided.
  • Construction of small pools with asphalt was troublesome. Asphalt would flow to the lowest pool areas before solidification so only shallow pools could be created. The use of prefab pools could be a solution.
  • The pools will also attract people, because of the highly diverse fauna.