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.
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.