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Coastal sustainability for uncertain futures. a spanish mediterranean case from the rises-am- project
Author : AGUSTIN SANCHEZ-ARCILLA(1), JOAN PAU SIERRA(1) , VICENTE GRACIA(1), MANUEL GARCIA-LEON(1), JOSE ANTONIO JIMENEZ(1), CESAR MOSSO(1) & HERMINIA INMACULADA VALDEMORO(1)
ABSTRACT
This document presents the impacts of future climatic conditions as a function of coastal typology. The impact
assessment is carried out at decadal and storm scales showing how such a combination produces the worst levels of
damage. From here the implications at a ˇ°predictiveˇ± scale up to 10 years and at a projective scale up to 10 decades is
considered. The resulting impact consequences, normalized by their respective probability of occurrence allow
calculating risk levels. For the more clear vulnerability hotspots the proposal in the paper is to use natural accretion
mechanisms where the natural power of meteorological and oceanographic events can be put to use to contribute
sedimentary inputs to a starving coastal zone. In the same manner the natural adaptive capacity of coastal systems
could be enhanced if natural accommodation space is provided or considered for present and future planning. The paper
ends with some conclusions on the development of a pathway for efficient responses to climatic change.
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Category : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT
Article : Special sessions
Date Published : 14/08/2015
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