Ecobeach realizes accretion of the beach naturally, without CO2 emission and consumption of energy!
'Ecobeach requires a pragmatic approach for researching and collaboration' - Leon Wijnker, Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
'Municipalities are enthusiastic' - Kees van Ruiten, Deltares
'It is unique to run this project in a joint venture' - Sietsche Eppinga, BAM Infra
'This contributes to strengthen the dunes' - Kees Zwart, neighbourhood committee
'It seems to me that the beach has become wider' - Theo Kraan, Municipality of Bergen
"We have to sweep up a lot of sand from our backyards this year" - Inhabitant of Egmond aan Zee, end of 2008
Ecobeach: many benefits
A constant relatively large recreational area will be available due to coastline stabilisation
A foreshore nourishment combined with Ecobeach saves money and hindrance compared to a beach nourishment
Accretion of the dunes provides a safe buffer during storm conditions
How does Ecobeach work?
Installation of vertical drainage
Beach becomes more dry in time
Sandparticles blown into the dunes by wind, beach and dune accretion