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Water Management
The extraction of the silica sand is realised through powerful dredging the silica sand layers in Belgium being situated under the water level. Sibelco acknowledges that its activities have a major impact on the environmen. The environmental assessment report consequently pays extensive attention to this.

Sibelco asked the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) to create a water model of the region. In order to keep it up-to-date a monitoring network of gauging pits, ditch measures, pond levels and measurement ditches was developed. Our staff collect numerous data each month and check whether the values established correspond with the environmental permit.