Soft Engineering Flashcards

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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.
What is soft engineering?
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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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What is soft engineering?
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.
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.
Give three examples of soft engineering.
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Beach nourishment, managed retreat, dune regeneration, brief reprofiling.

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