This film explores some of the Soft Engineering solutions used in coastal process management. Explore the different ways in which these solutions work, and how they complement natural processes.
- Natural processes such as, erosion, flooding and long-shore drift, cause problems for coastal dwellers.
- Soft engineering offers long-term, relatively inexpensive and sustainable solutions to the natural coastal processes.
- Beach nourishment and sand dune stabilisation reduce the effects of erosion and longshore drift.
- Managed realignment is the most cost-effective solution, as it allows the natural process, using the areas effected as beaches and wetland.