New PIANC guideline mitigation of coastal erosion along sandy coasts: technical guidelines for countries in transition

Karsten Mangor, Jefferson Vianna Bandeira, Kees Dorst, Lesley Ewing, Channa Fernando, Peter Fröhle, Bernard Malherbe, Andrew A. Mather, Tina Mertens, Gary Mocke, Charitha Pattiaratchi, Karsten Peters, Sigurdur Sigurdarson, David Smith, Deborah Villarroel, Nalin Wikramanayake

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    Abstract

    The PIANC Cooperation Commission (CoCom) has formed the Working Group 2 (WG2) with the objective to “Identify best practices for shoreline stabilization methods for the use in Countries in Transition”.
    CIT face on the one hand growing pressure on the utilization of coastal resources and on the other hand threats and damages to these resources caused by coastal erosion. Furthermore, the forecasted sea level rise due to climate changes imposes an increasing pressure on the coastal area through increased risk for coastal erosion and coastal flooding. These issues are not different from the problems in developed countries; however, the main difference between CIT and developed countries is that the coastal management system in CIT is often characterized by lack of many kinds of capabilities/systems, e.g. in terms of legislation, administration, sector integration, data availability, funding and construction capability.
    The WG2 has decided the title of the Guidelines to be:
    Mitigation of coastal erosion along sandy coasts Technical guidelines for Countries in Transition
    The objective of the Guideline has been defined as:
    To ensure that mitigation of coastal erosion along sandy coasts in Countries in Transition is efficient, cost effective, and socially and environmentally acceptable. This means that coastal erosion mitigation measures shall be executed according to the general principles laid down in the concepts of ICZM and Shoreline Management without these planning tools are necessarily developed in the specific country in question.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (COPEDEC VIII)
    Place of PublicationIndia
    Pages1015–1026
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)9789380689067
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventEighth International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (COPEDEC VIII) - Chennai, India
    Duration: 20 Feb 201224 Feb 2012

    Conference

    ConferenceEighth International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (COPEDEC VIII)
    CountryIndia
    CityChennai
    Period20/02/1224/02/12

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    Mangor, K., Bandeira, J. V., Dorst, K., Ewing, L., Fernando, C., Fröhle, P., Malherbe, B., Mather, A. A., Mertens, T., Mocke, G., Pattiaratchi, C., Peters, K., Sigurdarson, S., Smith, D., Villarroel, D., & Wikramanayake, N. (2012). New PIANC guideline mitigation of coastal erosion along sandy coasts: technical guidelines for countries in transition. In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (COPEDEC VIII) (pp. 1015–1026).