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Why Sand Could Make You an Overnight Billionaire

by biasharadigest

Everyone
dreams of being rich and while wealth does not come easy to many, there are
many ways that one can rise from being a pauper to being a billionaire.

But,
did you that sand could be an avenue for making you one rich person?

Here’s some background and ideas that may make you rethink sand harvesting and sale.

A
Chinese firm was in November 2017 banned from mining sand in Kitui due to the
harm the activity causes the environment.

Global
Demand for Sand

Synohydro
Corporation was contracted to tarmac the Kibwezi-Kitui road and resorted to
carrying out illegal sand mining on seasonal rivers according to the county’s
Environment and natural resources executive John Makau.

Makau
said the county only allows loading sand into lorries using hand-held shovels
by those licensed to engage in the business.

He
said the Chinese contractor did not have the said permit and thus had broken
the law leading to their being banned from sand mining.

The
global demand for sand and gravel stands at 40 to 50 billion tonnes per
year.

This
demand has led to pollution, flooding, lowering of water aquifers and worsening
drought occurrence.

In
a report by the UN Environment, the aggregate extraction in rivers has led to
environmental challenges which are cascading to affect most facets of life.

Titled Sand and sustainability:
Finding new solutions for environmental governance of global sand resources
,the
report presents how shifting consumption patterns, growing populations,
increasing urbanization and infrastructure development have increased demand
for sand three-fold over the last two decades.

Further
to this, damming and extraction have reduced sediment delivery from rivers to
many coastal areas, leading to reduced deposits in river deltas and accelerated
beach erosion.

“We
are spending our sand ‘budget’ faster than we can produce it responsibly. By
improving the governance of global sand resources, we can better manage this
critical resource sustainably and truly demonstrate that infrastructure and
nature can go hand in hand,” said Joyce Msuya, Acting Executive Director of UN
Environment.

Second-largest
Resource after Water

Five
years ago, Machakos Water Sewerage Company and the National Environment
Management Authority (NEMA) banned sand harvesting in Machakos County.

The
company’s chairperson, Dr Lukas Mwove, said the move was critical due to the
negative effects sand harvesting was having on the environment.

“We
are banning this activity to protect the public resource from destruction and
environmental degradation,” said Mwove.

According
to the UN report, sand and gravel resources are the second-largest resources
extracted and traded by volume after water.

With sand
extraction regulated differently around the world, important regions for
biodiversity and ecosystems are made more vulnerable by challenges in the local
implementation of these regulations.

Trading
Internationally in Sand

A
growing trend of unsustainable and illegal extraction in marine, coastal and
freshwater ecosystems makes this a sustainability challenge with a display of
the various extraction impacts on terrestrial, riverine and marine environments.

The
report says that sand extraction is fast becoming a transboundary issue due to
sand extraction bans, international sourcing of sand for land reclamation
projects and impacts of uncontrolled sand extraction beyond national borders

International
trade in sand and gravel is growing due to high demand in regions without local
sand and gravel resources and is forecast to rise 5.5 per cent a year with
urbanization and infrastructure development trends.

Unsustainable
sand extraction does not only impact the environment but can also have
far-reaching social implications.

Sand removal from beaches can jeopardize the development of the local tourism industry while removing sand from rivers and mangrove forests lead to a decrease of crab populations—negatively affecting women whose livelihood depends on the collection of crabs.

Sand dredging. [Photo/News Deeply]

Sand Dredging

In
April this year, protesters in Kwale used boats to block sand harvesting at
Diani Beach.

The
protesters including environmentalists, hoteliers and marine experts blocked
the dredging vessel, MV Whillem Van Oranje, from scooping sand from water.

The
sand was to be used in the construction of the Kshs40 billion Kipevu Oil
Terminal at the Port of Mombasa.

Some
of the world’s top hotels and resorts in Diani include the Five Star
Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa, Swahili Beach, Baobab Beach Hotel, the Sands
at Chale, Jacaranda Indian Ocean Beach Resort, The Sands at Nomads and the
Leopard Beach Resort & Spa.

The
Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers and Caterers executive officer for the Coast
region, Sam Ikwaye, said: “Harvesting sand from Diani and any other beach is
illegal. Diani Beach is likely to lose its allure of a clean white sandy beach
once sand is scooped. We will not allow them to destroy the livelihoods of
those who depend on the beach.”

Diani
Beach which is considered the best beach in Kenya and East Africa is
located in Kenya’s South Coast about 30 kilometres from Mombasa Island.

In
2014, the beach emerged top as Africa’s Leading Beach Destination in World
Travel Awards.

Sand
Value Chain

The
UN report further alerts that to meet demand in a world of 10 billion people
without harming the environment, effective policy, planning, regulation and
management will be needed.

Currently,
sand extraction and use is defined by its local geography and governance
context and does not have the same rules, practices and ethics worldwide.

The
report aims to be a starting point from which a productive global conversation
on sand extraction can begin.

To
curb irresponsible and illegal extraction, the report suggests customization of
existing standards and best practices to national circumstances.

It
also points towards investing in sand production and consumption measurement,
monitoring and planning, and further suggests establishing a dialogue between
key players and stakeholders in the sand value chain based on transparency and
accountability.

This
report was presented to policymakers at the United Nations Environment Assembly
where a new Mineral Resource Governance Resolution was adopted, including a
call for actions on sustainable sand management.”

After
Water, Sand

Sand
is a necessity after water.

The
reason why sand is an important resource is that all the major building
materials from concrete to glass are made using sand.

This
makes sand an essential commodity coming second after water.

In
a 2014 UNEP report, sand constitutes up to 85 per cent by weight of everything
mined globally each year. Globally, sand mining is a USD70 billion industry.

After
exhausting its marine sand supply, Dubai imports sand from Australia and
reports show that the UAE imported USD456 million worth of sand, stone and
gravel in 2014.

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