Nature-based flood protection: Using vegetated foreshores for reducing coastal risk

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Abstract

Vegetated foreshores such as salt marshes, mangrove forests and reed fields can reduce wave loads on coastal dikes due to depth-induced wave breaking and wave attenuation by vegetation. Here we present field measurements of wave propagation over salt marshes during severe storm conditions, a modelling approach to describe the effect of vegetated foreshores on wave loads on the dike, and a probabilistic model to quantify the effect of vegetated foreshores on failure probabilities of the dike due to wave overtopping.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management (FLOODrisk 2016) : Lyon, France, October 17-21, 2016
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2016
Event3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management, FLOODrisk 2016 - Lyon Convention Centre, Lyon, France
Duration: 17 Oct 201621 Oct 2016
Conference number: 3
http://floodrisk2016.net/

Publication series

NameE3S Web of Conferences 7
PublisherEDP Sciences
Number13014
Volume7
ISSN (Electronic)2267-1242

Conference

Conference3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management, FLOODrisk 2016
Abbreviated titleFLOODrisk 2016
CountryFrance
CityLyon
Period17/10/1621/10/16
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    Vuik, V., Jonkman, S. N., & Van Vuren, S. (2016). Nature-based flood protection: Using vegetated foreshores for reducing coastal risk. In 3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management (FLOODrisk 2016) : Lyon, France, October 17-21, 2016 (Vol. 7). (E3S Web of Conferences 7; Vol. 7, No. 13014). https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20160713014