Shore Protection Design—A Necessary Evil

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by J. William Kamphuis, Queen's Univ at Kingston, Kingston, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastlines of Canada:

Abstract: Since much shore protection exists and further shore protection will be considered necessary in the future, this paper addresses the need for better design methods to replace the present rule-of-thumb criteria. It concentrates on the most ubiquitous forms of shore protection (groins and seawalls) and makes a few tentative steps towards better understanding of how shore processes are affected by shore protection and towards environmentally more friendly design practice.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Environmental issues | Sustainable development | Retaining structures | Groins (structure) | Sea walls | Economic factors | Erosion |

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