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Sustainable use of sand in nature-based solutions

Main research questionThe SUSANA project aims to develop a long-term strategy for the sustainable use of marine sand in so-called NBSs or nature-based solutions, to tackle societal challenges such as climate change and flooding linked to coastal safety.


Soil health

With climate change, agriculture is experiencing both increased drought and flooding problems. Healthy soils, on the one hand, store more water and allow good rooting, so plants are less likely to suffer from drought.



This results in, among other things, a greater risk of flooding, less water infiltration, warmer cities and towns, less CO2 storage by plants and the soil, and a loss of biodiversity. Desealing provides more space for nature and food production, less flooding, cooler cities, greater biodiversity, healthier air and a better climate.


Water in agriculture

This will certainly be the case in the future, where we can expect more weather extremes due to climate change and, therefore, also more dry periods or heavy showers with flooding. Combined with our high degree of urbanization, the amount of paved area, and our population density, this means that our water resources are under pressure.


Soil: carbon sequestration

Organic matter acts as a buffer against pH fluctuations and acts as a source of nutrients through mineralizationincreased water permeability resulting in less runoff, a reduced risk of flooding and better replenishment of surface and groundwatera higher water holding capacity which leaves more water available to the plant during the growing season which

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