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Sustainability of artificial coasts: the Barcelona coast case
Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; García León, Manuel; Gracia Garcia, Vicente
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Hidràulica, Marítima i Ambiental; Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. LIM/UPC - Laboratori d'Enginyeria Marítima
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Enginyeria hidràulica, marítima i sanitària::Ports i costes
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Impacte ambiental
Coastal engineering--Environmental aspects
Coasts in developed countries are becoming progressively more rigid and sediment-starved
degrading their status under present conditions and with expected acceleration under future climates. The chapter shows how the conflict is mainly between man and nature
so that artificial coasts will require increasing maintenance. To analyze the situation
we have selected the coast of Barcelona
a heavily anthropogenic coastal tract where harbors
and transient nourishment coexist with a growing human pressure. The chapter reviews the present coastal strategies
how to evaluate sustainability
and the possible interventions. The emphasis is on
Enginyeria de costes -- Aspectes ambientals

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