Deltas are characterized by multifunctional land use, such as agriculture, fisheries, industry, housing, recreation. Wageningen University & Research examines the effects on the estuarine and marine ecosystem in delta areas.
Sustainability is key. Important issues are research into sustainable sand mining strategies and the possibilities for building natural coastal protection. Wageningen University & Research makes use of literature study, fieldwork, experiments, case control studies and databases and knowledge that was collected during long-term monitoring projects.