Webinar: Securing properties at the Great Lakes

Sustainable coastal protection with cost-efficient, microplastic-free alternatives to traditional revetments

Residents and stakeholders around the Great Lakes are increasingly facing the threat of coastal erosion, a challenge that jeopardizes both livelihoods and the environment. This webinar addresses these concerns by introducing Secutex® Green Soft Rock, an innovative, microplastic-free solution for effective and compliant coastal protection. Owners and installers profit from its reliability and appearance as well as from the time- and manpower saving installation.

Date: May 14, 2024, 3 to 4 p.m. (UTC+2 Berlin) | 9 to 10 a.m. (UTC-4 New York)

Language: English

Photo of a coast at the Great Lakes showing a beach and slope.

About the webinar:

In this webinar, we will present how an eco-friendly sand container system provides a green, efficient alternative to conventional stone or concrete revetments. We’ll discuss its application in coastal protection, focusing on its benefits such as fast installation, reduced material and transportation costs, and the use of local fill materials. These are making it a sustainable choice for erosion control around the Great Lakes, ensuring both technical success and environmental sustainability.  The session aims to equip owners and professionals in the field of hydraulic engineering with the knowledge about their opportunities for securing waterfront properties that can look like a natural sandy coast.


  • Coastal erosion challenges in the environmental and regulatory landscape around the Great Lakes

  • Features and benefits of  innovative geotextile sand container solutions

  • Cost savings, sustainability, and compliance with regulations

  • Practical application of Secutex® Green Soft Rock in real-world coastal protection scenarios

Your benefit:

  • Enhanced protection: Gain knowledge about geotextile sand containers as a solution that complies with environmental regulations and reliably protects properties near the Great Lakes.

  • Informed decision-making: Learn about the unique properties and effective applications of Secutex® Green Soft Rock in challenging coastal environments.

  • Cost-effective strategies: Understand how using plastic-free sand containers reduces overall project costs for reliable coastal protection constructions.

Your speakers:

Janne Kristin Pries, Product Manager at Naue for Hydraulic Engineering Applications

Christopher Quirk, Country Manager at Naue for UK & North America

Guest speakers:

Nick Lantinga: As President & Director of Sales, Nick works from his expertise in leading international educational institutions and business start-ups.

Chris Lantinga: As Technical Director, Chris integrates his 30+ years of designing and implementing large-scale environmental dredging and shoreline restoration projects in the Great Lakes region.