Building with nature to protect the coast of Colombia

climate change, water, flood, sea level rising, Colombia

Colombian institute Invemar started collaboration with Dutch engineers to combat coastal erosion

In order to protect the Colombian coast against erosion a team of Colombian and Dutch engineers have decided for beach nourishment.

A ‘sandy wall’ in front of the coast will protect the coastline between the mouth of the Río Magdalena river and the town of Ciénaga. By sand replenishment and especially natural forces such as wind and sea to do her job, a natural buffer in turn may arise.

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Florida’s fears of further beach erosion and coastal flooding

Coastal erosion costs Florida millions a year

Climate change causes a lot of damage in Florida

Decades after Congress sought to curb the federal costs of coastal management, several agencies are encouraging communities to apply for aid to protect shores with sand replenishment, bulkheads, breakwaters and rock embankments.

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Computer models can help coastal managers making better decisions

 

Coastal erosion costs Florida millions a year

Coastal erosion costs Florida 105 million in 5 year

A computer model can help coastal managers better understand the long-term effects of major storms, sea-level rise and beach restoration activities and possibly save millions of dollars. Read More