Coastal Risk Management In A Changing Climate

Paperback | October 23, 2014

byBarbara ZanuttighEditorRobert J. Nicholls, Jean-paul Vanderlinden

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Existing coastal management and defense approaches are not well suited to meet the challenges of climate change and related uncertanities. Professionals in this field need a more dynamic, systematic and multidisciplinary approach. Written by an international group of experts, Coastal Risk Management in a Changing Climate provides innovative, multidisciplinary best practices for mitigating the effects of climate change on coastal structures. Based on the Theseus program, the book includes eight study sites across Europe, with specific attention to the most vulnerable coastal environments such as deltas, estuaries and wetlands, where many large cities and industrial areas are located. Integrated risk assessment tools for considering the effects of climate change and related uncertainties Presents latest insights on coastal engineering defenses Provides integrated guidelines for setting up optimal mitigation measures Provides directly applicable tools for the design of mitigation measures Highlights socio-economic perspectives in coastal mitigation

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Existing coastal management and defense approaches are not well suited to meet the challenges of climate change and related uncertanities. Professionals in this field need a more dynamic, systematic and multidisciplinary approach. Written by an international group of experts, Coastal Risk Management in a Changing Climate provides innov...

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The combination of severe winter storms, rising sea levels, and high tides are expected to cause more frequent and severe flooding, erosion, and damage to coastal structures. However, existing coastal management and defense techniques are not well suited to meet the challenges presented by global climate change. Based on THESEUS, a Eur...

Dr. Barbara Zanuttigh is an Associate Professor of Hydraulic Engineering at the University of Bologna, Italy. Her research is focused on Coastal Engineering, and specifically: wave-structure interaction, risk assessment and management, "working with nature" approaches and wave energy converters. She has been involved in many research p...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:670 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 23, 2014Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0123973104

ISBN - 13:9780123973108

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Table of Contents

  1. Methodology for Risk assessment
  2. Engineering Mitigation Technologies
  3. Ecologically-Based Mitigation Measures
  4. Socio-Economic Mitigation Measures
  5. Risk Assessment and Mitigation in THESEUS Study Sites
  6. Towards Sustainable Decision-Making