Protecting shorelines and coastal areas through solutions that prevent erosion and flooding caused by climate change
Rising sea levels and more frequent storm surges increase the threat of coastline erosion and flooding. As sea levels rise and weather patterns change, so does the need for protecting shorelines and coastal areas. Modelling and forecasting can provide a strong basis for this along with solutions to prevent erosion, including shore nourishment, breakwaters, cliff and slope defences, groynes and sand dunes and solutions to prevent flooding due to rising sea levels, including dikes and mobile or permanent quay walls. Being a flat country with a 7,300 km long coastline, Denmark has had a national interest in building expertise within risk assessment of sea and inlet flooding caused by climate change.
We invite you to explore solutions related to coastal protection in more depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest related news and discover real-life case examples of how coastal protection solutions can help solve your environmental challenges.
Cities around the world increasingly face the adverse effects of climate change, including rising sea levels, climbing temperatures, longer periods of drought and stronger storms. The majority of cities have no plans for climate resilience set in place to mitigate the effects of extreme weather-related events, even though we already have most of the solutions available.
Water hazards like floods, extreme rainfall, and droughts can have detrimental impacts on local communities and their economies. Recovering from these impacts might be very difficult, especially in cities where communities live closely together and systems are interconnected. Luckily, there are many solutions that can help cities build resilience.
Texas is currently home to 16 of the hottest cities in the US, and researchers predict that temperatures will continue to skyrocket, creating the detrimental “urban heat island” effect. This could have huge negative social and economic impacts for communities living in the cities. Fortunately, many solutions can help build resilience towards hazardous heat in the cities.
Combining engineering and biologic approach to coastal protection has been a challenge. …And natural coastal protections such as coral and boulder reefs, are one of the most endangered and stressed ecosystems on Earth. At Aalborg University we are developing a disrupting technology to produce artificial limestone. The innovative material is obtained after electrolysis of sea […]
Architecture can reduce the climate footprint and protect buildings and urban areas against climate change. Climate change calls for stronger initiatives in the building and construction sector – both to promote broader use of sustainable solutions and to make our buildings and cities more resilient to climate change.
The next application round for P4G funding to partnerships with a sustainable business model is open. Funding of between USD 100,000 to USD 1,000,000 is available to either partnerships with a start-up or a scale-up concept.
Two partnerships with Danish participation are supported by P4G – Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 – to find solutions to curb the consequences of climate change in Africa and Asia. The solutions are based on new technology and local cooperation in developing countries.
Over the last 39 years, the cost of extreme weather and climate events in Europe has been EUR 453 billion. Compared to the number of citizens and land area, Denmark has paid the second highest price. However, it is predicted that the costs in the future will be lower as the country has become better at protecting its values after the cloudburst in Copenhagen, 2011.
The P4G award winner NextWave Plastics displayed a bankable sustainable solution during the UN Climate Summit taking place in Nairobi, Kenya this week. A great example showing that solving global challenges requires broad commitment and cooperation, said Danish Minister for Food and Environment.
The UN climate summit COP23 concluded on Saturday morning. Among the outcomes of the negotiations was a big step forward in the process of developing a set of guidelines related to the implementaton of the Paris Agreement. However, the work does not end here. ”We still have a lot of work ahead of us and we need to push countries to move in the same direction”, says the Danish Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate.
Our cities are growing and so is the need to make them more sustainable and liveable. In this month’s article, we gather 4 examples of holistic urban solutions from the utilities’ world that contribute to creating liveable cities.
In this paper, you will meet the ten partners behind the Tours Network and find inspiration for site visits across energy efficiency, renewables, waste and resource management, clean air, water and climate adaptation.
If you are interested in visiting Denmark to explore these solutions and learn more about the concrete technologies, as well as connect with Danish stakeholders and share knowledge about green growth development, we encourage you to contact the Tours Network.
During the 2014 January floodings in the French Brittany region the NoFloods Mobile Barriers were called into action to protect the three towns of Josselin, Pontivy and Redon when extensive rain caused the water to rise in the Oust and the Blavet rivers. The towns deployed the NoFloods Twin Tube 125cm Mobile Dam to protect their […]
In the summer of 2013 eastern Europe was hit hard by severe rain and floodings. The Hungarian gas company KEG Gaz, 80 km north of Budapest, which has a major underground gas reservoir were under severe threat by the flood water from the Danube River. Local authorities in Dunaalmas asked Environment Solutions for help to protect […]
The Danish portal on Climate Change Adaptation, managed by Danish Nature Agency, presents a range of positions on climate change and climate change adaptation within a number of areas. The site is a collaborative effort with Danish ministries and agencies, targeted at citizens, companies and local authorities. The portal provides up-to-date information and news on […]
The village of Tranegilde in Ishøj is very exposed when torrential rain hits the area. Ishøj is situated on an old sea floor and between two rivers, so the increased precipitation has obvious consequences. Therefore, Sweco in Denmark and the utility company, Ishøj Forsyning, prepared a catalogue including a conceptual design to climate-proof the village as part of […]
Floods cause distress and damage wherever they happen and flooding from rivers, estuaries and the sea threatens many millions of people.Ramboll provides an integrated service in all aspects of flood risk management and design. Ramboll’s flood risk management teams offer high quality integrated services for all stages of a project — from initial studies and […]
How do you prevent the intrusion of salt water into economically important fresh water deltas? That was the challenge that ultimately created the Balance Island concept – a natural solution to a global problem. The initial Balance Island was developed for a specific delta area in the Netherlands by a Sweco team and later involved a […]
Istanbul Water and Sewerage Administration (ISKI)/Turkey established under Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality signed a contract with Sweco Turkey to prepare and develop a hydrodynamic model for both Göksu and Yesilçay (Agva) Rivers, with the purpose of mapping the risk of flooding and elaboration of the corresponding mitigation strategies in the Agva Region. Under the framework of the […]
Sweco in Denmark provides consultancy within a range of climate projects comprising general incorporation of a climate profile. Furthermore, Sweco can support in the establishment of a climate strategy, implying emission reduction and climate change adaption. In the EU as well as internationally, the focus on a reduction in the emission of CO2 and greenhouse gases is […]
NoFloods Barriers – the most efficient solution for temporary large scale flood protection The NoFloods Barriers are probably the most efficient solution for temporary large scale flood protection. The NoFloods Barriers are designed as tube structures that can be deployed very rapidly as the tube elements are light weighted before deployment . The structure can thereby create […]
Global climate changes will set their marks on Copenhagen over the next 100 years: Dry summers with intensive rainfall, wetter winters, higher temperatures and rising water levels. To safeguard Copenhagen and prepare the city for the changing climate, the city of Copenhagen has produced a climate adaptation plan. With long-term investments and timely planning, we will have the required edge to […]
River and costal flooding are the most frequently occuring natural diasters in the world and are increasing in occurance more rapidly than any other natural disater. Analysis made by the World Bank shows that flooding is not only the most frequent natural disaster – it is also the disaster with the greatest economic and humanitarian […]
The BaltCICA Project is designed to focus on the most imminent problems that climate change is likely to cause in the Baltic Sea Region. The concentration of large parts of the population and many larger cities in coastal areas make the region especially sensitive to climate change. Changes in precipitation and flood patterns as well […]