coastal engineering Articles

  • Oil pollution in the Caspian Sea coastal waters

    The study aims to investigate hydrocarbon and pollutant concentrations in the southern coastal waters of the Caspian Sea to trace their origins and nature, including the effect of the beach materials on hydrocarbons for 11 sites in Golestan, Mazandaran, and Guilan provinces. Samples were collected from sandy and rocky sites for gas chromatography in five carbon ranges of gasoline, diesel oil, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How mangroves help in reducing flooding and coastal erosion

    Inhabitants of low lying delta areas are particularly exposed to flooding and erosion caused by storms and hurricanes. These pressures increase with climate change and sea level rise. Coastal wetlands, such as mangroves, can play a key role in damage mitigation during disasters, as well as in stabilising coastlines. They also contribute to aquaculture and fisheries. Integration of ecosystem-based ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Sea Level Rise: Risk and Resilience in Coastal Cities

    Introduction One of the most dire impacts of anthropogenic climate change is a rise in the global sea level caused by the melting of glaciers and land-based ice caps, as well as a smaller increase from expansion due to the higher temperature of the water itself.  Unlike some other predicted effects of climate change, this impact has already been observed for some time.  Indeed, ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Nuclear desalination: harnessing the seas for development of coastal areas of Pakistan

    Pakistan has a population of 140 million with more than 30% of the population living in cities and towns. Karachi, the major port city of the country, is the most densely populated with a population crossing the 11 million mark. The city receives 435 MGD of drinking water from the River Indus and other sources. However, the net demand for the year 2000 was 594 MGD thus there is a gap of 159 MGD ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Development of an integrated knowledge-based system on flow and water quality in Hong Kong coastal waters

    This paper presents the coupling of the recent advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) technology with existing numerical models to constitute an integrated knowledge-based system (KBS) on flow and water quality. A hybrid application of the latest AI technologies, namely, KBS, artificial neural network and fuzzy inference system, in this specific problem domain is adopted here. This ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A multi-environmental time similarity theory of life prediction on coastal concrete structural durability

    A multi-environmental time similarity (METS) theory for durability assessment and life prediction is presented in this paper. The METS theory is able to connect the field inspections and the indoor accelerated tests by introducing a third reference site, which has certain service life and similar aggressive environment to the study objective. Thus, the correlation between the field inspection ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Appraising sustainable flood risk management in the Pearl River Delta's coastal megacities: a case study of Hong Kong, China

    The Pearl River Delta (PRD) region has experienced rapid economic and population growth in the last three decades. The delta includes coastal megacities, such as Hong Kong. These low-lying urbanised coastal regions in the PRD are vulnerable to flood risks from unpredictable climatic conditions. These can result in increasing storm surges, rising sea level and intensified rainstorms causing ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Aims, obstacles and potential stakeholders of macro-engineering projects

    Macro-engineering involves the large-scale modification and manipulation of natural systems for the benefit of mankind. Some of the major applications of macro-engineering are power production, land reclamation, food production, climate change, environment, water, transport, coastal protection and the protection against (future) disasters. Several of these applications may come together within ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - DEVISE ENGINEERING has been awarded the contract for the design & build of the Sewage Treatment Plant in Island of Crete - Greece.

    DEVISE ENGINEERING SA specializes in the field of Environmental Technologies and particularly in the design, manufacturing, procurement, installation, and initial operation & monitoring of packaged (i.e. in containerized form) physical-chemical and biological treatment units for small-and medium-scale applications, both municipal and industrial Wastewaters. DEVISE ENGINEERING SA through its ...


    By DEVISE ENGINEERING S.A.

  • Stevens Hydra Probe Soil Sensors Deployed in Florida Swamp for Restoration Study

    Coastal wetlands provide a large number of critical functions that benefit the surrounding ecosystems and the neighboring human population centers. Coastal flood plains and wetlands help prevent the flooding and destruction of coastal communities by storm surges, acting as a natural buffer to protect communities near the coast. The bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) is one of the dominant tree ...

  • Case Study Norderney LOG_aLevel_ENG

    Northsea Wave and Level Measuring Station In the operation of the research centre coast of the NLWKN–Norden-Norderney Apart from the coastal engineering, the coastal surveying and morphology, the storm tide warning service of the NLWKN-Norden-Norderney belong to the specific questions and tasks of the coastal area. The German Wadden Sea and ...


    By General Acoustics e.K.

  • Sea wave propagation from offshore to Maputo's coast. Application to longshore sediment transport assessment

    This study aims to characterize the wave climate near the coastal region of Maputo (Mozambique), and to provide a first assessment of the sediment transport load in this area. A time-series of 13 years' worth of offshore wave data, obtained from reanalysis products, was propagated to the coast. Wave propagation was performed using Linear Wave theory and the numerical model, Simulating ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Meeting New Demands: Treating Urban Runoff

    Dry weather runoff from urban creeks is a typical source of bacteria in coastal California. Beyond the Golden State, bacterial contamination of oceans, lakes and streams concerns many municipalities as well as they strive to reach increasingly stringent urban runoff and stormwater regulatory requirements. An innovative solution—ozone treatment for urban runoff—applied at two California beaches ...

  • Geodrilling: Maintenance of active slope stability installations

    Landslide activity and slope failure on parts of the Isle of Wight have been an ongoing problem for hundreds of years and a significant landslide during the particularly bad winter of 1994-5 seriously affected an area up to 400 metres inland from the coast. Instability in the Castlehaven area had to be addressed to reduce the risk to public safety, property and the local infrastructure. The Isle ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • Spotlights on ‘Building with Nature’ by Netherlands and Indonesia

    Yesterday, a week-long exchange visit about integrated coastal management by the government of Indonesia to the Netherlands was formally opened by Wim Kuijken, Deltacommissioner of the Netherlands. Both Wim Kuijken and Mr. Eko Rudianto, Director of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia highlighted ‘Building with Nature’ as an effective approach to sustainable ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Spatial analysis of water quality using a combination of GIS and statistical software

    GIS-based spatial analysis was combined with statistical analysis to process time varying water quality data. A data model was employed to manage the spatio-temporal data. The spatial data engine of ArcSDE was used to access the database. A data relationship model was developed to perform data communication between GIS and the statistical software. Visual Basic was used to construct links between ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - Beach erosion solution

    WKC provided a major, international hotel chain with a solution for their beach erosion problems at one of their flagship hotels in Abu Dhabi, UAE. One of WKC’s valued clients operates a prime, waterfront hotel that sits beside an artificially dredged coastline, with guests enjoying a carefully sculpted beach. Over time, it had become evident that the beach was being ...


    By WKC Group

  • Mold remediation resulting from Hurricane Katrina case study

    Service performed: Mold remediation Summary: To address water and mold damage incurred as result of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Mississippi coastal areas in 2005, EFI Global performed mold investigation, surveying, and remediation services at one of the nation’s leading facilities for the design, engineering, construction, and life cycle support of ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Mangrove coasts: a muddy story

    I am an engineer. I am a civil engineer and I work with “cohesive sediment”, which is a fancy term for mud. Mud is all over the place, in lakes and rivers, in river mouths (estuaries) and inlets, along the coast and in the deep ocean. Mud is actually very important, as it brings food to the ecosystem, and provides proper habitat for many animals and plants. But mud can become ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Making the business case for Building with Nature

    Building with Nature solutions for creating resilient coasts have rapidly gained momentum. How can this concept contribute to solving key challenges related to coastal security, environmental sustainability and spatial development? There is a need for convincing business cases that quantify costs and benefits of this new way of working and compare these with conventional civil engineering ...


    By Wetlands International

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