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Coastal and estuarine managed realignment - design issues

Coastal and estuarine managed realignment - design issues (C628D)

Managed realignment is a deliberate process of altering a flood defence to allow flooding of a previously defended area. It can make use of natural defences such as sand dunes, saltmarshes, shingle ridges and other coastal features that absorb wave and tidal energy. The technique offers long-term sustainable management of coasts and estuaries for a variety of stakeholders, demanding fewer resources compared with hard defences and giving scope for creating (or re-creating) habitats for wildlife.

This guide work provides much-needed information on the design and implementation of managed realignment. Users will be in a better position to gain from past experience and to avoid many of the challenges that have arisen from earlier schemes.

This book’s comprehensive guidance will be of value to coastal and estuarine managers and engineers, consultants, environmental regulators, geomorphologists, modellers, consenting authorities and environmental advisers.

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ISBN: 978-0-86017-628-2
Author: Leggett, D J, Cooper, N and Harvey, R
Number of pages: 215 (PDF)
Publisher: CIRIA
Date of Publication: October 2004

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