Research and analysis

Practical aspects of executing renourishment schemes on mixed beaches

This project investigated various methods for improving the cost-effectiveness of beach nourishment and beach management schemes.

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Practical aspects of executing renourishment schemes on mixed beaches

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Practical aspects of executing renourishment schemes on mixed beaches

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By conducting various experiments that involve adding shingle to beaches, Environment Agency-sponsored researchers have come up with a number of recommendations for making beach replenishment schemes more cost effective. These include ensuring that the shingle contains a high proportion of coarse material and letting the sea do the difficult work of moulding the added shingle to a defined gradient.

Published 1 June 2008