Wave attenuation by brushwood dams in a mud-mangrove coast

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During recent decades, mangrove forests have experienced severe degradation due to unsustainable land use. Restoration of mangrove ecosystems requires the recovery of their habitat, considering ecology, hydrology, hydrodynamics, and sediment transport. In a first pilot in 2013, brushwood dams were built on the eroding coast of Demak, Indonesia, in order to emulate the function of mangrove roots and provide the physical conditions for natural colonization. However, at present there is little research on how soft structures affect the local hydrodynamics. The present study aims to improve the understanding of wave attenuation by permeable brushwood dams in Demak, combining field observations and hydrodynamic modelling using Delft3D. The findings of the study will be used to develop a landscape bio-morphodynamic model, which will be applied for planning future mangrove restoration efforts.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventINTERCOH 2017: 14th International Conference on Cohesive Sediment Transport Processes - Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: 13 Nov 201717 Nov 2017
Conference number: 14


ConferenceINTERCOH 2017
Abbreviated titleINTERCOH 2017
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