Sustainable coastal management: To keep the coast safe and natural

Hashim, Ahmad Mustafa (2010) Sustainable coastal management: To keep the coast safe and natural. In: International Conference on Sustainable Building and Infrastructure (ICSBI 2010), 15-17 June 2010, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

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Worldwide, sustainable coastal management has become increasingly important because of the crucial role that
coastal area plays in human life. Coastal development often
causes environmental impacts, since coastal areas are being used for urban development and industrialisation. The present paper aims to address some of the coastal management policies of Malaysia, with the main focus on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. A new approach to sustainable coastal erosion management along the tropical shorelines, which is occupied by mangroves, is proposed and discussed. In this method, which was applied to case study on the west coast of Selangor, Malaysia, a detached breakwater was constructed to provide a suitable
environment for planting mangrove, which is expected to
rehabilitate the beach. The results were promising showing the efficiency of the breakwater.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable coastal management, Mangrove restoration, L-Block, Detached low-crested breakwater
Subjects: T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
Departments / MOR / COE: Departments > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: AP Ahmad Mustafa Hashim
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2010 04:59
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 08:24

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