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Coastal Protection With BMS: The Frst Experience In Italy

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CE030361

Volume

70

Pages

12

Published

2003

Size

1,253.86 kb

Author(s)

L. Damiani, G. Ranieri & R. Rossetti

Abstract

Coastal protection with BMS: the first experience in Italy L. ~arnianil, G. ~anieri' & R. ~ o s s e t t i ~ ' ~ e ~ a r t m e n t of Water Engineering and Chemistry 2~emetra Studi Am bientali S. r. 1. - Fano, Italy Abstract The paper deals with the first Italian project of a new coastal protection system, consisting in draining the emerged beach face (BMS). The system was built in Ostia starting from December 2000 and was working since February 200 1. The BMS (Beach Management System) can be classified between a soft approach and a beach management one and has no environmental impact. It essentially consists of a series of drainage pipes connected with a pumping station and a discharge pipe. It is mainly a coastline maintenance system and can be also applied as a stabilisation system for artificial nourishment. In the present paper the Ostia BMS characteristics will be described, with the difficulties encountered during the construction phases. Moreover, even if the systematic monitoring of th

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