- Population - 12,000.
- Walton-On-The-Naze can be split into two distinct areas (North & South)
- LSD moves sand along the coastline from South to North
- 1998, council paid £167,000 for 300 tonnes of Leicester Granite which was placed around the Tower breakwater. This Rip-Rap slowed down erosion but hasn't stopped it.
- Cliffs suffer from slumping, this makes the defence of the area even more complex.
- The rock types that make up the cliffs at Walton are London Clay and Red Crag, these rock types on the cliffs make Walton suffer from Coastal erosion as these rock types are easily eroded by the sea.
- In 1977, on the Southern Part of the coastline there was a big project completed. It consisted of a seawall, breakwaters, groynes and the cliff was regraded,
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The Three Gorges Dam
- Built in China.
- Built to be a Hydroelectric dam.
- Largest Dam in the World, has a total generating capacity of 22,500 megawatts.
- Will make money as tourists will visit.
- Will produce over 10% of China's energy
- The Dam would offer jobs.
- The Dam was built as China's main energy - coal was running out.
- 1.4 million people had to leave home.
- In a recent landslide 13 farmers and 11 fisherman drowned.
- The Dam is very expensive to construct and will take over 10 years to complete.
- The Dam caused the Yangtze River Dolphin to become extinct due to high levels of water pollution.
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Tigris Euphrates River System
- Has it source in Turkey
- The River runs through Syria and Iraq
- The Euphrates is important solely for its water supply
- The river is the source of polticial tension because Turkey,Syria and Iraq all compete for the use of its water for irrigation and the generation of hydroelectric power.
- There is a very high risk of war over the water.
- Since all the projects haven't been completed the tension over this system is likely to increase.
- Some of the water goes downstream but is highly contaminted by salts and chemicals caused by the fertilisers and pesticides.
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