coastal protection Articles

  • Storm Surge Reduction by Mangroves

    Published by The Nature Conservancy and Wetlands International in 2012. The Nature Conservancy’s Natural Coastal Protection project is a collaborative work to review the growing body of evidence as to how, and under what conditions, natural ecosystems can and should be worked into strategies for coastal protection. This work falls within the Coastal ...


    By Wetlands International

  • 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

  • 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

  • Evaluating the role of coastal habitats and sea‐level rise in hurricane risk mitigation: An ecological economic assessment method and application to a business decision

    Businesses may be missing opportunities to account for ecosystem services in their decisions because they do not have methods to quantify and value ecosystem services. We developed a method to quantify and value coastal protection and other ecosystem services in the context of a cost‐benefit analysis of hurricane risk mitigation options for a business. We first analyze linked biophysical and ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The role of mangroves in disaster mitigation: a review

    The aim of this paper is to study the role played by mangrove ecosystems in minimising the impact of disasters like tsunami, floods and cyclones. A comparison of the studies concerning effective mitigation of tsunami and natural disasters by mangrove ecosystems was carried out for countries with special focus on India. A study about the role of mangroves across various states in India is also ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Mangrove coasts: a muddy story (Part 3)

    In my first blog, I introduced the term “ecosystem services”, which has become a popular way to refer to the value of ecosystems. This is an important concept as it provides a counter-argument to the often narrow-minded and short-eyed approach of ...


    By Wetlands International

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Wetlands

    Location: New Orleans, Louisiana Units: Delta 3312 and Concertainer 4315 Project: University of New Orleans Coastal Restoration Project HESCO Bastion Environmental's innovative shoreline restoration products are a proven success. Our newest product, the HESCO Delta unit, offers unique advantages in low, medium and high energy coastal environments, enabling effective and economical shoreline ...


    By HESCO Bastion, Inc.

  • Ecosystem-based management approaches for water-related infrastructure projects

    The Green Infrastructure approach refers to the natural or semi-natural systems that provide services for water resources management with equivalent or similar benefits to conventional (built) "grey" water infrastructure. This guide addresses one of the main barriers to widespread adoption of Green Infrastructure (GI) solutions: a general lack of awareness of the solutions and associated cost ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Climate change related increase of storminess near Hel Peninsula, Gulf of Gdańsk, Poland

    The paper deals with the growing threat of erosion to the south Baltic coast, caused by the intensification of a wind-induced wave climate and sea level rise, which is expected to continue until 2100 as a result of climate change. In the analysis, a deep-water wave prognostic point is located about 13 km north-east of the Hel Peninsula, situated in the NW part of the Gulf of Gdańsk. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Modelling chlorophyll-a in Bohai Bay based on hybrid soft computing approach

    Algae bloom has become a serious problem of global concern. Scientists have managed to study it using various mathematical models with different degrees of complexity. However, these conventional modelling approaches are limited due to the complexity of the processes involved, the scarcity of data and spatial heterogeneity. In this study, hybrid soft computing (SC) algorithms, including support ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case Study - Isle of Wight (UK)

    The isle of Wight Council look after the Castlehaven Coastal Protection scheme in the Niton area of the island. They were having trouble with the ground water contamination, possibly from the septic tanks, which was causing iron related bacteria to grow in the ground stabilisation dewatering wells. ...


    By Aquabiotics Pty Ltd

  • Coastal Capital: Ecosystem Valuation for Decision Making in the Caribbean

    Executive Summary Tropical coastal ecosystems—including coral reefs, mangroves, beaches, and seagrasses—provide a range of valuable goods and services to people and economies across the Caribbean. These ecosystems contribute to tourism, fisheries, shoreline protection, and more. However, despite their importance, coastal ecosystems are under threat from numerous human ...

  • 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

  • Green infrastructure and territorial cohesion

    The point of departure for this analysis is to support the European process towards territorial cohesion and green infrastructure development, in particular the development of a strategy for green infrastructure. This report explores the concept of green infrastructure, with illustrative examples of green infrastructure initiatives on the ground and further analyses of the integration of green ...

  • 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

  • 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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