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Introduction to Coastal Vulnerability!

Human populations have always tended to favour settlement in the coastal
zone. In spite of coastal erosion problems and the increasing impacts of `coastal
squeeze' on the ability of the coast to sustain human use, growth pressures on
the coast have not abated. The increasing value…

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West Dorset District Council has also been carrying out preliminary studies and
preparing conceptual designs for economic and environmentally acceptable coast
protection works for other areas of the town. Emergency stabilisation work was
carried out during winter 2003/2004 in critical areas to provide short-term
protection while the main schemes were…

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