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Event SAND Final Event

The SAND project developed an integral approach of flood management based on developing and redeveloping mineral extraction sites, dealing with flood damage alleviation, spatial quality, and water quality. Five pilot projects along the rivers Seine, Oise/Aisne (France), Erft (Germany) and Rhine and Meuse (The Netherlands) have worked together for 5 years. This project is partly EU-funded by Interreg IIIB NWE. In 2008 the SAND project finishes.

Highlights of the programme:
- Presentation of final results by our project leaders

  • The added value of international cooperation and knowledge exchange
  • Lessons learned on combining flood alleviation and mineral extraction in three countries
- Presentation of the SAND-book: Vision on flods, nature and mineral extraction
- Highly interactive project market
- Parallel sessions on four selected subjects
  • Spatial Quality Improvement,
  • Communication and stakeholder involvement,
  • Managing Public Private Cooperation,
  • Water quality Improvement
- Celebrating the successful conclusion of the project during a boat-trip on the Seine
- Visit to the Choisy-au-Bac pilot project

Contact information Adriaan Berkhof, Sand project coordinator, Rijkswaterstaat Oost Nederland, Afdeling Planstudie, Water en Scheepvaart (WSP): Postbus 9070, 6800 ED ARNHEM (email:
Phone: +31 (0)6 368 8783 ; GSM: +31 (0)6 515 74 817 ; Fax: +31 (0)26 368 8455
Event type Conference
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Geographical coverage France
Address Paris and Choisy-au-Bac, France
Organizer The SAND project
Target audience Regional
Period [12/06/2008 - 13/06/2008]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) DUTCH , ENGLISH , FRENCH , GERMAN