8 Nov 2017
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.
The protection of a coast 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.
Click here to read about the ways to protect coastal areas.
About Facts About series
Facts About is a series of concise, easy-to-read white papers which give an effective overview of essential facts about specific dredging and maritime construction subjects. Each brochure provides a kind of 'management summary' for stakeholders who need a quick understanding of a particular issue. Compiled as handy leaflets, the guides are part of IADC's on-going effort to support clients, consultants and others in understanding the fundamental principles of dredging and maritime construction because providing effective information to all involved parties is an essential element in achieving a successful dredging project.