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Title: Environmental opportunities in low lying coastal areas under a scenario of climate change : final report (255/2/T)
Author: National Rivers Authority Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
Many of the low lying areas of England and Wales are currently protected from salt water inundation by artificially maintained sea or tidal defence structures. A significant proportion of Britain’s richest coastal ecological sites are also situated in these low lying areas, either to the seaward side of the defences, or immediately behind them. Current concerns over the extent and significance of past coastal habitat losses due to development, and the possible future losses under a scenario of climate change and sea level rise, combine to demonstrate the need to promote the restoration or creation of sites of nature conservation interest in Britain’s coastal zone. This report demonstrates that significant opportunities for environmental enhancement of this nature might arise if a retreat from the existing line of flood defence is accepted as an option.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1991
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Coastal managementFlood defence structuresClimate changeEnvironmental impactNature conservationDecision making
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: 165; + appendices
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