Sand Nourishments

Theme days
Thursday, 29 February
X TU Delft, 10, Mekelweg, TU-wijk, Wippolder, Delft, South Holland, Netherlands
2628 CD, Netherlands

On Thursday, February 29, 2024, NCK is organizing a theme day about sand nourishments. The day will focus on 1) the expected future need for sediment of the coast, 2) the effects of nourishments on coastal functions and 3) the state-of-art in system knowledge and morphological models. We do not only intend to share content, but even more so, we want to work with you on a vision of future-proof nourishing and the necessary model techniques and system-analyzes for this. 


12:30 - 13:00 Registration
13:00 - 13:15 Opening by Bas Huisman (Deltares):
  Practical challenges / questions in relation to nourishments (Why do we nourish?)
13:15 - 13:30 Laura Brakenhoff (Rijkswaterstaat):
Future challenges in relation to sea level rise
13:30 - 13:45 Wietse van de Lageweg (HZ University of Applied Sciences):
Nourishing for multiple functions
13:45 - 14:00 Sebastian Dan (Flanders Hydraulics):
Nourishment Approach and Challenges Abroad
14:00 - 14:30 Panel discussion (+ mentimeter) 
Chair: Evelien Brand (Rijkswaterstaat)
14:30 - 15:00 Break
  Nourishment behavior, prediction and evaluation (Behaviour? How to evaluate?)
15:00 - 15:15 Tommer Vermaas (Deltares):
Observed behavior of nourishments
15:15 - 15:30 Jebbe van der Werf (University of Twente):
Advances in cross-shore processes
15:30 - 15:45 Bart van Westen (TU Delft):
Advances in morphological modelling of beaches and dunes
15:45 - 16:15 Panel discussion (+ mentimeter) 
Chair: Matthieu de Schipper (TU Delft)
16:15 - 16:30 Wrap-up of attention points to improve nourishment practice by Bas Huisman (Deltares)
16:30 Drinks

Practical information:

Location: X TU Delft (the sports and culture center of TU Delft), Mekelweg 8, Delft.
Date: 29 February 2024, 12:30-16:30
Participation free, but registration required before February 20. Please note that there is a limited number of places available (first come, first served), so if you registered but are no longer able to join, please send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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