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Coastal Risk Management in a Changing Climate by Hans Falk Burcharth, Richard C. Thompson, Jean-Paul Vanderlinden, Robert J. Nicholls, Barbara Zanuttigh

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3.6. Management of Sediment Resources

3.6.1. Introduction

Beach nourishment comprises the placement of sediment in the shoreface to advance the shoreline and it is nowadays the preferred technique to face naturally or anthropogenically induced beach erosion.
Feasibility of the artificial shore nourishment strongly depends on availability of appropriate sediment, as well as possibility of sediment delivery and placement. Borrow areas must satisfy a few criteria, comprising grain size distributions, accessibility (convenient water depth, small distance from a nourished shore, navigable ease), and legal requirements.
The artificial shore nourishment ventures are almost always accompanied (preceded) by dredging operations. The latter works can affect ...

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