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The Sand Engine: An Innovative Approach to Creating a Natural Water Barrier

November 5, 2015, 6:30 pm
Location Center for Environmental and Life Sciences - 120
Posted InCollege of Science and Mathematics
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Karel Heijnert (Deltares USA Inc.) explains the advantages of using a natural water barrier to keep the sea in check. The Sand Engine concept is similar to creating a man-made island or offshore peninsula to deflect currents and wash the sand into existing beaches and sand dunes to build up existing flood defenses.