Sand nourishment – Sand bar Workumerbuitenwaard


The initiative for the experiment was taken by the Directorate-General Rijkswaterstaat of the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management and the NGO It Fryske Gea.

Project Objective

The initial objective of the project was fourfold:

  1. Reducing coastal erosion
  2. Stimulating sedimentation along the coast
  3. Expanding existing coastal wetlands and reed vegetation
  4. Creating a habitat for several bird species