The construction of coastal defences has allowed many people to live and work in safety in areas of the United Kingdom that would otherwise have been lost to the sea. However, building and maintaining such defences is a difficult and expensive undertaking, with inevitable consequences for the environment. In rural areas, some existing defences have been abandoned and, given the predicted effects of global warming, this policy may be extended in the future. This guide explains how shorelines can be managed in a cost-effective and environmentally acceptable manner, and includes guidance on the design, construction and maintenance of coastal defences.Alan Brampton Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain) ... of In addition, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has also published the following manuals, which may be of interest to those designing coastal defence structures.
|Publisher||:||Thomas Telford - 2002-01-01|