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May 2013


Morphologic evolution of a mega-nourishment

Worldwide along several sandy beaches coastal erosion is a serious threat when the hinterland is densely populated or cultivated. The hinterland can be protected by taking hard engineering measures (e.g. groins or piers), but also by co-called soft engineering solutions like nourishing the near-shore or the beach with sand. Normally such nourishments protect against coastal retreat for several years, but are no long term solution.