E3S Web Conf.
Volume 7, 20163rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management (FLOODrisk 2016)
|Number of page(s)
|Non-structural measures and instruments
|20 October 2016
Nature-based flood protection: using vegetated foreshores for reducing coastal risk
1 Delft University of Technology, Civil Engineering and Geosciences, P.O. Box 5048, 2600 GA, Delft, The Netherlands
2 HKV Consultants, P.O. Box 2120, 8203 AC, Lelystad, The Netherlands
a Corresponding author: V.Vuik@tudelft.nl
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.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2016
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