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Sensors to quantify coastal scheme flood resistance and resilience

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Brown, J, Yelland, M, Morris, R and Strain, B ORCID: 0000-0003-2165-9544 2020 , 'Sensors to quantify coastal scheme flood resistance and resilience', paper presented at the Coastal Engineering. International Conference Proceedings.

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Abstract

In England about 5 million properties are at risk of flooding. Socio-economic growth, rising sea levels and extreme weather will exacerbate this issue in the next 100 years. Building coastal resilience is vital worldwide to save people from the impact of flooding and the costs of damage and insurance. In Australia the use of mussel reefs and mangrove forests combined with man-made structures are being trialed to see how well they protect shorelines. Ways to measure the evolving effectiveness of nature-based hazard management are now required to determine the cost-benefit over various management epochs. Using capacitance-wire technology we have developed innovative systems to measure the required field data: overtopping, wave, water level and inundation conditions at the land-sea interface.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors/Creators:Brown, J and Yelland, M and Morris, R and Strain, B
Keywords: nature based coastal defence
Journal or Publication Title: Coastal Structures
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
ISSN: 0161-3782
DOI / ID Number: 10.9753/icce.v36v.structures.3
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