Dune erosion management: a cost benefit analysis

Rob Steijn, H.G. Wind

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    A method is presented and illustrated to establish economically justifiable coastal protection measures to reduce storm damage. This method can be used in the initial design stage of a project and gives the opportunity to handle uncertainty of the various types of information. The method is based on a probabilistic description of the rate of dune erosion. Economic loss caused by this erosion is therefore also a stochastic parameter. Costs to reduce these potential losses are then compared with the potential damage. The method is applied to an example case in which buildings are threatened by dune erosion while sand replenishment schemes are considered to reduce this threat.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationCoastlines of the southern North Sea, Coastal Zone 93
    EditorsR. Hillen, H.J. Verhagen
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 1993
    EventCoastal Zone '93, New Orleans, USA: Coastlines of the southern North Sea, Coastal Zone 93 - New York
    Duration: 22 Jul 199327 Jul 1993


    ConferenceCoastal Zone '93, New Orleans, USA
    CityNew York


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