“Facts About: Coastal Protection” describes all measures to protect coasts and nearby inhabitants against flooding, a need amplified by population growth and climate change.
Coastal protection spans interventions, structures and measures protecting coastal areas and their inhabitants against flooding, a need amplified by urbanisation and development to handle global population growth combined with the effects of climate change. Coastal protection may be ensured through natural or man-made systems, or a combination of both. Available techniques which can be implemented fall into two categories: hard strategies and soft strategies. “Facts About: Coastal Protection” answers essential questions such as:
- What is coastal protection?
- Why is coastal protection necessary?
- How can a coast be protected?
- What are hard coastal protection strategies?
- What are sea dykes?
- What are seawalls?
- What are revetments?
- What are groynes?
- What are offshore breakwaters?
- What are soft coastal protection strategies?
- How does dune nourishment work?
- How does supratidal beach nourishment work?
- How does foreshore nourishment work?
- How does mega-nourishment work?
- How does morphological nourishment work?
- Which are better, hard or soft coastal protection strategies?
- What should be considered for coastal protection in the future?