coastal management

coastal management
  the attempt to mitigate the effects of erosion and flooding in coastal areas. May be hard engineering
  structural features that directly block water action such as sea walls -or soft engineering -giving nature a helping hand such as beach nourishment. Some modern approaches suggest humans should intervene less in coastal environments and advocate restricted development here thus allowing coastal retreat if it happens.

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