Govt Declares New Erosion Prone Areas

The Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA) is seeking an urgent meeting with the Minister of the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection to discuss new changes and seek an update on the Government’s intentions for future coastal planning laws and their commitment to effective stakeholder consultation.

The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection last week declared new erosion prone areas for the Queensland coast.

The new erosion prone area re-introduces climate change factors (including a sea level rise factor of 0.8 meters) and updates the shoreline position. It is very similar to the erosion prone area rescinded in 2014.

The erosion prone area is the width of the coast that is considered to be vulnerable to coastal erosion and tidal inundation.

Calculation of the erosion prone area is based on:

  • a short-term erosion component from extreme storm events;
  • a long-term erosion component where gradual erosion is occurring commonly from channel migration or a sediment supply deficit;
  • a dune scarp component, where slumping of the scarp face occurs following erosion;
  • erosion risk due to future sea level rise from climate change both by permanent inundation of land by tidal water and the morphological response of the coast to elevated water level;
  • a 40% safety factor.

 

 

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Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

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To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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