AG Ingenieurökologie - SAND!


Brief Description

Sand and gravel are the most mined raw materials in the world. In the Asia-Pacific region, by far the largest amount has been and continues to be mined. Sand mining is often accompanied by negative consequences for the environment. In Vietnam, for example, massive environmental problems arise from dredging in the course of sand extraction from water bodies. The German-Vietnamese project SAND! developed technological and management-based methods to reduce the environmental impact of dredging in the Mekong Delta and developed solutions for alternative building material resources.



Project Title

Sand Supply Alternatives and Mitigation of River Dredging Hazards in Vietnam
(Alternative Sandproduktion und Risikoreduzierung der Nassbaggerei in Vietnam)


01.05.2019 - 30.04.2022


German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Project Partners

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