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Title: Approaches to coastal and estuarine flood defence and management
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
This Environment Agency aims to analyse Approaches to coastal and estuarine flood defence and management. The Environment Agency's flood defence policy is to reduce the risk to people and property from flooding, be it by rivers or the sea. The powers bestowed upon us to build, improve and maintain defences, as Operating Authorities are permissive. This means that works will only be carried out where they are deemed to be economically, environmentally and hydrodynamically sustainable. In the Anglian region the Environment Agency's flood defence team have to contend with a wide variety of estuarine and coastal issues. In the region varying coastlines exist from the sand dunes of north Norfolk, to the shingle beaches and spits of Suffolk and finally the saltmarshes and mud flats of Essex. Given the current and predicted rates of sea level rise for this coast it has become increasingly difficult to justify building walls higher and higher to keep the sea out. The Environment Agency is therefore endeavouring to find more sustainable approaches to flood defence.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Subject Keywords: MudflatsCoastal managementEstuariesFlood controlSalt marshesEnvironment Agency
Geographic Keywords: EA AnglianNorfolkSuffolkEssex
Extent: n.p. [2]
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:238
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