Sandwatch is a volunteer network of children, youth and adults working together to enhance their beach environment and build resilience to climate change. The Sandwatch programme, coordinated by the Sandwatch Foundation and initiated by UNESCO, began in 2001. Since then it has grown to include more than 30 member countries with schools and community groups actively monitoring changes in their beach environments, evaluating the problems and conflicts, and implementing sustainable activities to address these issues.
Sandwatch was recognized in 2014, at the end of the United Nations Decade on Education for Sustainable Development, as one of the 25 most successful projects from around the world.
In October 2017 I have followed the Sandwatch training together with many others on Trinidad and Tobago, and am able to train and implement the Sandwatch methodology.
In the last year, I have been investigating together with several students from the University of Applied Sciences of van Hall & Larenstein whether implementation in the Netherlands is feasible. This is ongoing.