We Need to Adapt Fast to Erosion and Rising Sea Levels to Manage Coastal Risks


Researchers have outlined recommendations for planning approaches to deal with coastlines receding.

The impact of rising sea levels and coastal erosion will see shorelines retreat steadily and provide major challenges for planning authorities, according to a research that involved The University of Western Australia, and was contracted to GHD consultancy firm.

In the study published in an article featured in Australian Planner, the researchers examined the impact of rising sea levels for future decades and centuries.

The global average sea level is predicted to rise up to one metre by the end of the century according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, while other research indicates a rise of up to 52 metres over the next 10,000 years. This means presently vulnerable coastlines will eventually be inundated, with the only uncertainty being when.

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