coastal erosion Articles

  • 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

  • New Maps from Old Photos: Measuring Coastal Erosion

    U.S. Geological Survey scientists and their coauthors from the California Coastal Records Project have found a way to use historical aerial photographs not just to see evidence of coastal erosion, but to accurately measure how much has occurred over time. Applying a low-cost technique called “structure-from-motion” to five sets of oblique aerial photos spanning the years ...

  • Limits to autonomous adaptation in response to coastal erosion in Kosrae, Micronesia

    Small-island developing states (SIDS) are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, sea level rise and extreme weather events. Sea-level rise is expected to exacerbate coastal erosion. Adaptation measures in response to this in SIDS have the potential to reduce some of the adverse impacts, yet they have limitations. This article addresses the degree to which households on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mangroves for coastal defence

    The role of mangroves in protecting our coasts against natural hazards such as storms, tsunamis and coastal erosion has been widely promoted. But the supposed coastal protection services of mangroves have also been subject to debate. The Nature Conservancy and Wetlands International together with the University of Cambridge set out to map the current state of knowledge about the role of mangroves ...


    By Wetlands International

  • 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

  • Worldwide Coastal and Oceans Woes Continue.

    'The oceans are in trouble and so are we,' oceanographer Sylvia Earle, National Geographic explorer in residence and researcher for the Smithsonian, was quoted as saying in an article on the web by Seth Borenstein writing for the Philadelphia Inquirer and San Jose Mercury News Washington Bureaus. Citing a study by the Harvard Medical School's Center for Health and the Global Environment covering ...


  • Erosive coping after the 2011 floods in Kenya

    Periodic river floods have devastating social and economic impacts on poor households in the low-lying coastal and western regions of Kenya. This paper focuses on how households in Bunyala District coped with the impacts of flooding, and particularly the December 2011 River Nzoia flood. The data for the study was collected through a survey of 400 households, three focus group discussions, four ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Building with Nature Indonesia - reaching scale for coastal resilience

    Through “Building with Nature” we envision a safe delta coastline in Northern Java which enables vulnerable communities and economic sectors to prosper, be more self-reliant and resilient against hazards. Java’s coastline suff ers from severe erosion. Millions of people at risk of flooding. Northern Java’s deltaic shorelines suff er from land subsidence and ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Flood and Coastal Risk Management - Case Study England

    The Environment Agency is the principal flood risk management operating authority. It has the power (but not the legal obligation) to manage flood risk from designated main rivers and the sea. These functions in relation to other rivers (defined as ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • New hope for coastal resilience for the people of Timbul Sloko

    It was an early Saturday morning in Timbul Sloko, at the North Coast of central Java, Indonesia, and not just any Saturday. It was a day of hope. The community gathered together to discuss the rehabilitation of their lost land. Moving away? There seemed to be no means of stopping it. Major investments were made in infrastructural responses like seawalls and wave ...


    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

  • Former MGP Site Required a Sediment Treatment and Erosion Protection Solution

    A shoreline revetment and sediment capping project along the Collins Cove coast of Beverly, Massachusetts required an erosion solution. The Challenge: Trying to maintain a system that will prevent loss of soils in a dynamic coastal environment is always challenging. As in most erosion control applications the revetment is intended to protect the underlying geotextile. In this particular ...


    By CETCO

  • Case study - steep slope erosion control (Punta Raton, Panama)

    Background: The hilly Pacific coastline of Panama has witnessed the force of many storms and severe erosion forces in years past, leading to a problem for the Punta Raton Beach Residences. In order to procure the most property out of the available space, contractors have been required to cut into the bordering slopes at a 70 degree angle, Technical ...


  • Steep Slope Erosion Control (Punta Raton, Panama) case study

    Background: The hilly Pacific coastline of Panama has witnessed the force of many storms and severe erosion forces in years past, leading to a problem for the Punta Raton Beach Residences. In order to procure the most property out of the available space, contractors have been required to cut into the bordering slopes at a 70 degree angle. Technical ...

  • Climate change scenarios: risk and impact analysis for Alaska coastal infrastructure

    Climate change has the potential to impose severe stress on coastal environments. Alaskan coastlines are especially vulnerable to erosion and other changes that have led to significant damage and threats to infrastructure, human health and safety, and economic prosperity. This paper describes an integration of scenario analysis with multi-criteria decision analysis to prioritise the vulnerability ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Estimating soil loss from two coastal watersheds in Puerto Rico with RUSLE

    The loss of topsoil from the landscape increases sediment loading to adjacent aquatic systems, which may be transported further downstream. Increased sediment loading to downstream ecosystems such as estuaries can negatively impact these environments. This research compares the sediment loss from two watersheds [Jobos Bay (JB) and Rio Espiritu Santo (RES) watersheds] on the island of Puerto Rico. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Coastal Capital: Economic valuation of coral reefs in Tobago and St. Lucia

    The economic benefits derived from coral reefs are vital to the economies of small island states in the Caribbean. Economic valuation of these benefits helps to guide the wise, sustainable use of these resources. Coral reefs provide many benefits, sometimes called ecosystem goods and services, which are of high value and critical importance to local and national economies in the Caribbean. These ...

  • Former MGP site required a sediment treatment & erosion protection solution case study

    Project: Collins Cove Shoreline Revetment & Sediment Cap Location: Beverly, MA Products: Organoclay Reactive Core Mat Triton Marine Mattresses by Tensar Background: The project is situated on a former manufactured gas plant (MGP) site located along the Collins Cove coast of Beverly, MA. ...


    By CETCO

  • Geotube Shoreline Protection Helps Prevent Erosion At Upham Beach, Florida - Case Study

    Geotube containers help with “worst erosion problem on Florida’s West Coast” and provide long-term solution for long-term problem. The US Army Corps of Engineers maintains Upham Beach in Pinellas County has Ihe worst erosion problem on Florida's west coast Year after year, Upham Beach is literally "engulfed" by the Gulf of Mexico. Upham Beach has suffered serious erosion in the ...

  • A cost-effective method to protect the coastal regions from sea level rise. A case study: northern coasts of Egypt

    Sea level rise resulting from climate change represents one of the major challenges for coastal regions, e.g., coastal erosion, submergence of shore cities and saltwater intrusion. This study presents a feasibility study of using a diaphragm wall (DW) to protect the northern coasts of Egypt from sea level rise. The study includes assessment of environmental and socio-economic impacts of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

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