Guidelines for sand nourishment

Science and Synthesis for NSW

Artificial emplacement of sand (or coarser material) to improve beach amenity and/or increase protection for backshore assets.

Date
24 October 2017
Publisher
University of New South Wales Water Research Laboratory
Type
Publication
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-0-73343-778-6
  • File PDF 2.8MB
  • Pages 54
  • Name sand-nourishment-guidelines-science-synthesis-nsw.pdf

 

Beach nourishment is one possible protection adaptation pathway to coastal hazards. It may be a standalone measure for protection, or be used to improve the beach amenity when used in combination with other adaptation measures such as a seawall.

This report provides a concise overview of the main considerations if beach nourishment projects are to be implemented in New South Wales in the future.