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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