Hard Engineering

True or false? Hard engineering management strategies involve working with nature to find sustainable solutions to flooding.

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Hard engineering management of rivers involves the construction of structures, built to control the flow of water and reduce flooding.

Which of the following is not a hard engineering approach to managing rivers?

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Identify the hard engineering approach to river management shown in the image below.

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Which of the following is not a disadvantage of dams and reservoirs?

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Identify the hard engineering approach to river management described below. Cutting of meanders to create a more efficient channel better suited to the rapid transfer of water.

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Identify the hard engineering approach to river management described below. New channels constructed to by-pass towns or other high-value land.

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True or false? Constructing embankments involves raising river banks to create a larger cross-section enabling the river to hold more water.

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Which of the following improves river navigation?

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True or false? Reservoirs silt up over time increasing its storage capacity.

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Storage capacity is reduced over time due to the reservoir silting up.

Which of the following hard engineering strategy requires regular dredging?

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Hard engineering management of rivers quiz
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