Analyzing Coastal Management Strategies Essay

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Analyzing Coastal Management Strategies Coastal Management strategies need to consider not only physical
processes but also factors associated with human geography.

Analyse why this is the case.

Coastal management is a means of controlling development and change in
the coastal zone and undertaking work according to agreed principles
and criteria. By taking into account physical and human geography
factors and people who come from the local areas views will help to
ensure that there is good coastal management strategy. There are
usually three stages in a management strategy, understanding the
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These are things
such as sea walls, groynes and revetments. Other hard engineering
techniques are things such as the dumping of boulders and sub surface
drainage

When deciding what coastal management scheme to put in place whether
it a sea wall or an area to hold flood water, the people undertaking
the project must look at possible solutions that would be best in
relation to physical factors the chosen scheme will be the best scheme
to limit or stop the thing that is occurring. They are likely to take
into account the rock type in the area the height of land, shape of
the land and the cause of the problem. Possible and reasonable
solutions would be put forward and the best solution in relation to
the physical geography is likely to be put in place. On top of the
physical considerations come the human considerations these are things
such as are they going to cause unsightly views is it going to cause
conflict between local people and the local government. Human Factors
that effect whether a coastal management scheme is put into place
would be things such as, how many people will it be protecting, what
type of properties will it be protecting, (the more expensive
properties that are in the area the more likely it is that the area
will have a coastal management scheme put in place.)

I believe that it is important for all coastal…