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Groynes

Groynes

  • DELTARES

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    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Netherlands
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    DELTARES is an independent institute for applied research in the field of water, subsurface and infrastructure. Throughout the world, DELTARES works on smart solutions, innovations and applications for people, environment and society. Its main focus is on deltas, coastal regions and river basins. Managing these densely populated and vulnerable areas is complex, which is why DELTARES works closely with governments, businesses, other research institutes and universities.

  • Groynes

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    To access the full technology description, please refer to the Document link above

    Summary:

    Groynes are narrow, shore-perpendicular hard structures designed to interrupt longshore sediment transport by trapping a portion of the sediment that would otherwise be transported alongshore. By doing so, groynes help to build and stabilize the beach environment. Groynes are generally solid, durable structures and are considered a hard-engineering protection measure.

  • Groynes

    Type: 
    Product
    Technology:

    Earlcote Construction has comprehensive capabilities enabling them to deliver a wide range of services  including highly challenging projects. Their well established team bring with them a wealth of experience and capability, gained from over 30 years of working in all areas of construction. Historically, the main area of operations has been in civil engineering.

  • A guide on adaptation options for local decision-makers: guidance for decision making to cope with costal changes in west Africa

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    This guide on adaptation options is aimed at local decision-makers on the coastal regions of west Africa and takes the form of a series of fact sheets, each including methods of implementation, positive and negative case studies and estimated costs. It first reviews what is already known about climate change and coastal erosion, before describing the regions (Mauritania, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde) and their respective challenges, the importance of adaptation and the responsibilities of local decision-makers.