During the Second World War, a dyke in Veere was intentionally bombed by the allies: part the land had to be flooded. Many years of high- and low tides have created tidal channels: now known as the ‘Veerse Kreek’, with its tributaries. The area has several wells that are up to 14 metres deep. Wells that contain salt-water and dead water at the bottom, and fresh water and the environment at the top.
Thinking, arranging, doing
Ton Broeders: “The tributaries contained a large amount of dredge spoil. The whole area had to be improved for recreational purposes. We had to dispose of most of the sludge in the deep wells. This had to take place very carefully, because if too much of the salt-water came up the well, this would affect the aquatic environment in the fresh water layer. After conducting practical test, we went to work. Dosing sludge, optimising, taking measurements from a boat. Closely monitoring the processes and acting as an adviser for the management. Of course, we performed the flocculant dosing and ultimately filled the wells. We were very pleased when we received compliments afterwards. For us, this was ‘think-arrange-do’ at its best.”