Huizer, S. (2019). Fresh groundwater in large beach nourishments; Growth of freshwater resources in coastal areas
Utrecht University, Utrecht, 152 pp.
The groundwater system at the Sand Engine was modelled and intensively monitored in order to predict the effects of tides, waves and storms surges on fresh groundwater resources. A substantial increase in fresh groundwater resources is expected, making this pilot a blueprint for coastal areas around the world under water shortage stresses.
Huizer, S., Radermacher, M., de Vries, S., Oude Essink, G. H. P., and Bierkens, M. F. P. 2018. Impact of coastal forcing and groundwater recharge on the growth of a fresh groundwater lens in a mega-scale beach nourishment, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 1065-1080, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-1065-2018.