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Joint knowledge helps to control conflicts in the Wadden Sea region

11 January 2017

The Dutch Wadden Sea coast is a unique area of natural beauty, which has been heavily protected since the 1960s. Nature management in the Wadden Sea is sometimes at odds with fishing and recreation interests, for example, or ideas about coastal defence. PhD candidate Franke van der Molen examined how the parties involved manage to find successful solutions to their problems, despite their conflicting interests. Intensive consultation, clear rules and shared knowledge are essential ingredients, says Van der Molen. He will be awarded a PhD on 13 January 2017 for his research into the role of knowledge in coastal more.

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