In this webinar, the topic of sustainability in dredging will be linked to the Saly Coastal Protection Project in Senegal. Saly Portudal is one of the coastal communities worldwide suffering from sea-level rise and the other negative effects of accelerated climate change. The project, which encompasses the touristic area of Saly, aims to protect people, houses, economic and cultural infrastructure in the region against coastal erosion. After the beaches starting to disappear at the end of the nineties, the largest tour operator in the Senegalese village departed and hotel room prices fell. As the number of tourists dwindled, so did the household incomes of Saly Portudal’s many local craftsmen. Van Oord was called in to reinforce and revitalise the coastline. Maarten Meeder and Joffrey Cary of Van Oord will explain the biggest challenges and impact on the environment during the execution of the project but also how Van Oord implemented sustainability in this project.