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van Bergen, J. (author), Nijhuis, S. (author), Brand, A.D. (author), Hertogh, M.J.C.M. (author)
The incentive for this publication was to expand the realm of enquiry around the topic of Building with Nature (BwN), for two main reasons. First to gain an interdisciplinary, and therefore deeper, understanding of BwN as an object of study. Secondly, but no less important, is an understanding of how different forms of knowledge contribute to...
journal article 2021
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Roelvink, Floortje E. (author), Storlazzi, Curt D. (author), van Dongeren, Ap R. (author), Pearson, S.G. (author)
Coral reefs are effective natural coastal flood barriers that protect adjacent communities. Coral degradation compromises the coastal protection value of reefs while also reducing their other ecosystem services, making them a target for restoration. Here we provide a physics-based evaluation of how coral restoration can reduce coastal flooding...
journal article 2021
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van Bergen, J. (author), Nijhuis, S. (author), Brand, A.D. (author), Hertogh, M.J.C.M. (author)
This publication offers an overview of the latest cross-disciplinary developments in the field of Building with Nature (BwN) for the protection of coastal regions. The key philosophy of BwN is the employment of natural processes to serve societal goals, such as flood safety. The starting point is a systems-based approach, making interventions...
contribution to periodical 2021
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James, Rebecca K. (author), Christianen, Marjolijn J.A. (author), van Katwijk, Marieke M. (author), de Smit, Jaco C. (author), Bakker, Elisabeth S. (author), Herman, P.M.J. (author), Bouma, T.J. (author)
Seagrasses provide an important ecosystem service by creating a stable erosion-resistant seabed that contributes to effective coastal protection. Variable morphologies and life-history strategies, however, are likely to impact the sediment stabilization capacity of different seagrass species. We question how opportunistic invasive species and...
journal article 2020
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James, Rebecca K. (author), Pietrzak, J.D. (author), Candy, A.S. (author), Katsman, C.A. (author), van der Boog, C.G. (author), Riva, R.E.M. (author), Slobbe, D.C. (author), Klees, R. (author)
Tropical beaches provide coastal flood protection, income from tourism, and habitat for flagship species. They urgently need protection from erosion, which is being exacerbated by changing climate and coastal development. Traditional coastal engineering solutions are expensive, provide unstable temporary solutions, and often disrupt natural...
journal article 2019
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Voorendt, M.Z. (author), Vrijling, J.K. (author), Voortman, HG (author)
A lack of appropriate guidelines for the design and assessment hampers the development of multifunctional flood defenses like parking garages in quays and houses in dikes. The aim of the present paper, therefore, is to gain insight in the structural performance of multifunctional flood defenses and to provide a tool to evaluate design...
conference paper 2017
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Black, K.P. (author), Baba, M. (author), Kurian, N.P. (author), Urich, P. (author), Narayan, B. (author), Stanley, D.O. (author), Mathew, J. (author)
A general overview publication how to prepare the Indian coastline for climate change. The key document is Volume 1: “Climate Change Adaptation Guidelines for Coastal Protection and Management in India”. The Guidelines document (Volume I) is self-contained, with adequate information to understand the Guidelines and put them into practice. It is...
report 2017
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Aarninkhof, S.G.J. (author)
Inaugural speech, spoken at the occasion of acceptance of the position of full professor of Coastal Engineering at Delft University of Technology.
public lecture 2017
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Van Miltenburg, M. (author), De Way, M. (author), Cornelissen, D. (author), Van Osselen, K. (author), Ziel, R. (author), Van de Ven, M. (author)
Cartagena is a city located at the Caribbean coast of Colombia, founded in 1533 by the Spanish. Its population consists over one million inhabitants, making it the fifth largest city in Colombia. Due to its strategic location, the port of Cartagena has grown into the largest port of the Caribbean coast, making it very important for the Colombian...
student report 2015
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De Jong, L. (author), De Jong, B. (author), Ivanova, M. (author), Gerritse, A. (author), Rietberg, D. (author), Dorrepaal, S. (author)
The eThekwini coastline is a vulnerable coastline subject to chronic erosion and damage due to sea level rise. In 2007 a severe storm caused major physical and economic damage along the coastline, proving the need for action. Umhlanga Rocks is a densely populated premium holiday destination on the eThekwini coastline suffering from similar...
student report 2014
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Mooyaart, L.F. (author), Jonkman, S.N. (author), De Vries, P.A.L. (author), Van der Toorn, A. (author), Van Ledden, M. (author)
In this study an overview of existing and planned storm surge barriers in the world is provided. A systematic analysis relates functional requirements (e.g. navigation and tidal exchange) to the main barrier characteristics (e.g. gate type, dimensions). Furthermore, as the costs of barriers are an important issue in the planning, available cost...
conference paper 2014
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Jonkman, S.N. (author), Mooyaart, L.F. (author), Van Ledden, M. (author), Stoeten, K.J. (author), De Vries, P.A.L. (author), Lendering, K.T. (author), Van der Toorn, A. (author), Willems, A. (author)
The Houston - Galveston area is at significant risk from hurricane induced storm surges. This paper summarizes ongoing studies on flood risk reduction for the region. Firstly, based on a simplified probabilistic hurricane surge model , the return periods of surges within the bay have been estimated. This model framework can be used to assess the...
conference paper 2014
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Tusinski, A. (author), Verhagen, H.J. (author)
The objective of this research is to obtain generic relations between attenuated wave heights and various vegetation and topographical scenarios. Subsequently, it is aimed to find out what is the actual cost profit of a dike construction behind a mangrove zone comparing to the case when mangroves are absent. The graphs and formulas developed in...
conference paper 2014
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McIvor, A.L. (author), Spencer, T. (author), Möller, I. (author), Spalding, M. (author)
Coastal ecosystems such as mangroves can reduce risk to people and infrastructure from wave damage and flooding. The continued provision of these coastal defence services by mangroves is dependent on their capacity to adapt to projected rates of sea level rise. This report explores the capacity of mangrove soil surfaces to increase in elevation...
report 2013
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McIvor, A.L. (author), Spencer, T. (author), Möller, I. (author), Spalding, M. (author)
Storm surges occur when high winds and low atmospheric pressure raise water levels at the coast, causing sea water to surge onto the land. They are a major threat to low-lying coastal areas and their inhabitants. The largest storm surges are caused by tropical cyclones (also called hurricanes and typhoons in different regions); peak water levels...
report 2012
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Verhagen, H.J. (author)
Apart from many ecological advantages, mangroves in front of a coastal defence may lower the construction and maintenance costs of the defence. Although mangroves have hardly any reducing effect on water levels (and on tsunami impact) mangroves may significantly reduce wave attack on a coastal dike, and in this way reduce the cost of a revetment...
conference paper 2012
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Geldenhuys, M.A. (author), Jonkman, S.N. (author), Mather, A.A. (author), Ranasinghe, R.W.M.R.J.B. (author), Stive, M.J.F. (author), Van Ledden, M. (author)
Recent research done the IPCC (2007) working groups and other organizations has sparked global concern over the possible impacts of climate change and corresponding sea level rise (SLR) upon coastal communities. In reaction studies were done (for example by Nicholls et al., 2008) to assess the vulnerability of coastal regions and get an...
conference paper 2012
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McIvor, A.L. (author), Möller, I. (author), Spencer, T. (author), Spalding, M. (author)
Coastal populations are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of extreme events such as storms and hurricanes, and these pressures may be exacerbated through the influence of climate change and sea level rise. Coastal ecosystems such as mangrove forests are increasingly being promoted and used as a tool in coastal defence strategies. There...
report 2012
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Kibrit, B. (author), Imambaks, R. (author), Anijs, M. (author), Tarigheh, A.S. (author), Mungar, S. (author)
Over the past decades the north-eastern coast of Brazil has been degrading due to erosion. This degradation has both natural- and men-made causes. Brazil has no specific laws and acts which relate to coastal protection and management up to this date. Beaches in the metropolitan area of Recife show variety in beach width according to the seasons....
student report 2011
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Jongejan, R.B. (author), Ranasinghe, R.W.M.R.J.B. (author), Vrijling, J.K. (author)
Economic and population growth have led to an unprecedented increase in the value at risk in coastal zones over the last century. To avoid excessive future losses, particularly in the light of projected climate change impacts, coastal zone managers have various instruments at their disposal. These primarily concern land-use planning ...
conference paper 2011
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