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This involves taking action to build up dunes and increase vegetation.
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Dune regeneration

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This involves taking action to build up dunes and increase vegetation.
This technique involves redistributing sediment from the lower part of the beach to the upper part of the beach.
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Beach reprofiling

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This technique involves redistributing sediment from the lower part of the beach to the upper part of the beach.
Beaches are made higher and wider by importing sand and shingle to an area affected by longshore drift.
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Beach nourishment

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Beaches are made higher and wider by importing sand and shingle to an area affected by longshore drift.
This is when areas of the coast are allowed to erode. This is usually in areas where the land is of low value.
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Managed retreat (coastal realignment)

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This is when areas of the coast are allowed to erode. This is usually in areas where the land is of low value.
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Soft engineering does not involve building artificial structures but takes a more sustainable and natural approach to manage the coast.

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