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NEW! DELTA - Ports and Nature, Striking a New Balance (NEW! DELTA)
Start date: Dec 31, 2002, End date: Jun 29, 2007 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The NW European region contains some of the worlds busiest ports, many of which are located next to coastal areas of world ecological importance. Increasing sea traffic requires larger ports with deeper harbours and extended breakwaters, which is likely to increase pressure on already fragile habitats. The objective of the 6.75 M euro NWE Delta project, which is led by the Province of South Holland, is to foster the growth of ports across the region while enhancing adjacent coastal environments. The main two projects will be the creation of bird breeding and foraging grounds at the port of Antwerp and the restoration of dunes in the Netherlands De Zilk area. NWE Delta will also develop guidance on sustainable dredging strategies. The need to maintain Europes common competitive position requires trans-national co-operation between NW Europes ports, which will benefit from sharing lessons in managing the often unpredictable consequences of development on sensitive environments.
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  • 2000 - 2006 North West Europe
  • Project on KEEP Platform
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