Interview: Henk Nieboer

After 30 years at Witteveen+Bos, Henk Nieboer has moved on from the engineering and consultancy firm to focus his expertise into his current roles as director of EcoShape and founder of Adaelta.

Can a ‘Mud Motor’ of dredged sediment help enhance salt marsh development naturally?

Following the Building with Nature concept, a pilot study was conducted introducing finegrained dredged sediments as a semicontinuous source of mud into a shallow tidal channel, naturally dispersing sediment to nearby mudflats and salt marshes.

New article: The Mud Motor

12 September 2019 – The Mud Motor. A beneficial use of dredged sediment to enhance salt marsh development.  An innovative approach to beneficially re-use dredged sediment to enhance salt marsh development was tested by a ‘Mud Motor’. A Mud Motor is a dredged sediment disposal method in which a semi-continuous source of mud in a […]

Can a lake’s ecology be restored with unwanted sediment?
Can a lake’s ecology be restored with unwanted sediment?

In collaboration with the Natuurmonumenten (the Dutch Society for the Preservation of Nature), Boskalis constructed the Marker Wadden. The archipelago situated within the Markermeer enables processes which revitalise the natural ecology.

Fehmarnbelt: A green link between Germany and Denmark
Fehmarnbelt: A green link between Germany and Denmark

To connect Scandinavia with Germany, the world’s longest immersed tunnel will be built. The Fehmarnbelt will close a major gap in the European transport network while fostering the development of new nature and recreational landscapes.

Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure
Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure

The book Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure gives state-of-the-art guidance on how to design, implement and manage a water infrastructure project with a dredging component to project owners, regulators, consultants, designers and contractors.

“Facts About Building with Nature” describes an approach to planning and designing infrastructure that respects nature and uses natural forces proactively.
Building with Nature

“Facts About Building with Nature” describes an approach to planning and designing infrastructure that respects nature and uses natural forces proactively.

Building with Nature

“Building with Nature” is a method, in which the starting point is to seek solutions that integrate environment and maritime infrastructure construction.