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Coastal and estuary

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Coastal NFM measures typically are used to increase the natural resilience of the shoreline and improve flood and erosion protection. They do this by improving the volume, altitude and health of natural buffers, thus helping absorb wave and tidal energy. Measures can be applied to coastal or intertidal areas, or sometimes both. Sand dunes, for example, can be restored to improve the stability of the dune and increase its ability to dissipate wave energy and protect landward areas. Dissipation of wave and tidal energy can also be improved by replacing sediment eroded from beaches or restoring intertidal habitats such as saltmarsh and mudflats.

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Sniffer have announced the dates for Scotland’s Flood Risk Management Conference 2020. The event will take place in Glasgow on the 30th and 31st January 2020. The conference outline includes...
The World Bank have published a report on Nature-Based Solutions for Disaster Risk Management. More on this report and background to the work can be found at the link below. 
Innovation award for project highlighting the huge value of existing natural flood protection features in Scotland The Dynamic Coast project won the overall Spotlight Award at the Scottish...

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