Engineering solutions are widely used for the mitigation of flood and erosion risks and have nowadays to face new challenges due to the expected effects induced by climate change in particular sea level rise and increase of storminess. This Chapter describes both active methods of mitigation based on the reduction of the incident wave energy, such as the use of wave energy converters, floating breakwaters and artificial reefs, and passive methods, consisting of increase in overtopping resistance of dikes, improvement of resilience of breakwaters against failures, and the use of beach nourishment as well as tailored dredging operations.

Innovative engineering solutions and best practices to mitigate coastal risk

ZANUTTIGH, BARBARA;ANGELELLI, ELISA;FORMENTIN, SARA MIZAR;
2014

Abstract

Engineering solutions are widely used for the mitigation of flood and erosion risks and have nowadays to face new challenges due to the expected effects induced by climate change in particular sea level rise and increase of storminess. This Chapter describes both active methods of mitigation based on the reduction of the incident wave energy, such as the use of wave energy converters, floating breakwaters and artificial reefs, and passive methods, consisting of increase in overtopping resistance of dikes, improvement of resilience of breakwaters against failures, and the use of beach nourishment as well as tailored dredging operations.
Coastal risk management in a changing climate
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Burcharth H.F.; Zanuttigh B.; Lykke Andersen T.; Lara J.L.; Jan Steendam G.; Ruol P.; Sergent P.; Ostrowski R.; Silva R.; Martinelli L.; Harck Nørgaard J.Q.; Mendoza E.; Simmonds D.; Ohle N.; Kappenberg J.; Pan S.; Nguyen D.K.; Toorman E.A.; Prinos P.; Hoggart S.; Chen Z.; Piotrowska D.; Pruszak Z.; Schönhofer J.; Skaja M.; Szmytkiewicz P.; Szmytkiewicz M.; Leont’yev I.; Angelelli E.; Raosa A.N.; Formentin S.M.; Smaoui H.; Bi Q.; Sothmann J.; Schuster D.; Li M.; Ge J.; Lendzion J.; Koftis T.; Kuznetsov S.; Puente A.; Echavarri B.; Medina R.; Díaz-Simal P.; Losada I.J.; Maza M.; Higuera P.
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