WIT Press

Eurosion: Review Of Experience In Erosion Management

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CE030321

Volume

70

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

627.16 kb

Author(s)

J. Serra, C. Montori, A. Arends, O. Gelizo, E. Roca & T. Luisi

Abstract

Eurosion: Review of experience in erosion management J. sera', C. ~ontori', A. kends2, 0. ~elizo', E. ~ o c a ' & T. ~ u i s i ' I Universitat Autdnoma de Barcelona , Spain. 2 National Institute of Marine and Coastal Management / RIKZ, The Netherlands. Abstract One quarter of the European Union's coast is currently eroding despite the development of a wide range of measures to protect shorelines from eroding and flooding. The prospect of further sea level rise and the heritage of mismanagement in the past imply that coastal erosion will be a growing concern in the future. The European Commission, DG Environment, has recently initiated a project focusing on policy advice for proper management of the phenomenon "coastal erosion". This policy advice will be addressing policy makers at the European, national, provincial and local level and will build on national legislation and practical experiences in policy execution to ensure harmonisation and feasibility. A consortium led by the Dutch Institut

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