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Using sediment as a resource

Priority Axis

Resource Efficient Economy

Specific objective

Efficient Use of Resources and Materials

Netherlands

Regional Water Authority of Schieland and Krimpenerwaard

Lead partner

address

Maasboulevard 123, 3069 GK, Rotterdam
Netherlands

Contact

Project budget

4 821 010

ERDF amount

2 892 606

ERDF rate

60%
39.1%

Common challenge

Water management authorities are responsible for keeping waterways in the 2 Seas area free from accumulating sediments to reduce risks of flooding and to keep waterways accessible for water-based transport. Most of this sediment is transported and dumped as waste, which is a very costly and wasteful operation.

USAR introduces an alternative, resource efficient approach based on the potential to use sediments as a resource for new materials. USAR will identify, demonstrate and test new methods and develop the business models and tools that water managers need to apply this circular approach in practice.

Partners

Belgium/Flanders

Waterways and Seacanal

France

ARMINES

England

Westcountry Rivers Trust

England

Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners