WIT Press


Sustainable Development Of The Scheldt Estuary: Building An Integral Vision On Navigation, Environment & Safety

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/PORTS000181

Volume

51

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,136 kb

Author(s)

S.E. Werners, M. Taal & H.A.J. de Ridded

Abstract

The Scheldt Estuary lies on the border of the Netherlands and Belgium. With its four major ports of which Antwerp in Belgium is the largest, it is an important economic focal point. In addition, the Scheldt estuary is one of the last fully tidal estuaries on the North Sea, supporting rare and important habitats. Policy planning in the Scheldt Estuary is confronted with often conflicting interest. To facilitate sustainable development, the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management of the Netherlands and its Flemish counterpart decided t

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