Coastal Erosion Control

by David Chapman, Univ of Sydney, Sydney, Australia,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85


The basic aim of the land-use approach in coastal erosion management is to minimise, and in some instances avoid, the erosion hazard through regulation of the amount of investment at risk. In addition, social benefits resulting from reduction in public and private expenditures for evacuation, relief, and rehabilitation may be expected, and reliance upon captial-intensive protective works can be significantly decreased. Control over the type and intensity of development along erosion prone shorelines can be achieved through land-use zoning, setback ordinances, subdivision regulations, acquisition and relocation programs.

Subject Headings: Coastal environment | Coastal management | Coastal processes | Geohazards | Investments | Risk management | Social factors | Public private partnership

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