Coastal Degradation

Innovations

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Les développements portuaires à travers le monde, y compris en Afrique de l'Ouest, ont souvent un impact sur l'environnement côtier, posant des défis tels que l'érosion et la dégradation de l'environnement avec des implications socio-économiques négatives.

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With BESand, the Blue Energy Sand-Bypass System, IMDC offers a UNIQUE, INNOVATIVE and FEASIBLE solution to fight coastal erosion associated with the ongoing development of large commercial ports. In many cases port infrastructure intersects the littoral drift, which leads to erosion downdrift. 

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In our CoastalProtect Africa project, we provide a new and disruptive method of extracting wave energy to reduce erosion at the coast, while simultaneously providing much-needed desalinated water and electricity to nearby coastal communities. CoastalProtect Africa’s multi-purpose technology will have a clear and  measurable reduction in coastal erosion, and is implementable within a 2-3 year timeframe. Highly scalable to other coasts in WACA countries of interest and beyond, CoastalProtect Africa will deliver much needed socio-economic and environmental co-benefits. The technology is proven and has undergone extensive testing over several years.

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NIRAS has prepared an innovative idea and a well-defined programme with a clear purpose of elaborating Shoreline Management Planning (SMP) Guidelines for each member state engaging all key stakeholders in a participatory SMP process.

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Coastal Protect Africa’s multi-purpose technology will have a clear and measurable reduction in coastal erosion, and is implementable within a 2-3 year timeframe. Highly scalable to other coasts in WACA countries of interest and beyond, CoastalProtect Africa will deliver much needed socio-economic and environmental co-benefits.

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With BESand, the Blue Energy Sand-Bypass System, IMDC offers a unique, innovation and feasible solution to fight coastal erosion associated with the ongoing development of large commercial ports.

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ECOPLAGE is specialized in the installation of dewatering systems under the beach to: fight against erosion or use sea water as a local resource for air-conditioning, feed fish farms.

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Tecnoambiente SLU in coordination with the Spanish National Research Center (ICM-CSIC), proposed to improve water quality: the use of zeolites as a natural treatment for drinking water and the creation of cleaning brigades to collect the debris from the natural environment.

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Together with the Dutch government (Rijkswaterstaat) IHC established an innovation partnership focused on the reduction of emissions of coastal protection works, while maintaining cost-efficient price levels.

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Our proposal is also a true, sustainable and innovative way of a Nature Based coastal-protection Solution (NBS). A method to re-establish lost coastal-ecosystems & biodiversity, both above and below water and a transparent solution of true value-creation for coastal citizens, generating socio-economic benefits of ecosystem goods and services, including: seafood, building materials, herbal medicines, nutrient recycling, carbon storage & uptake, pollution filtering, reducing social unjustice and bringing new and rewarding employment, requiring new skills for the coastal-communities, in a way never ever before designed and realised by men anywhere.

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WAC-App is an open-access, easy-to-use, interactive online application that gives insight into the effects of coastal interventions. 

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Port developments around the world, West Africa included, often impact the coastal environment, posing challenges like erosion and degradation of environment with negative socio-economic implications.

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ROOT relies on affordable materials, production processes and deployment methodologies to empower and involve local communities in the production, deployment, maintenance and management of the infrastructure.

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Root s'appuie sur des matériaux, des techniques de production et des méthodologies de déploiement abordables pour responsabiliser et impliquer les communautés locales dans la production, le déploiement, la maintenance et la gestion de l'infrastructure.

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Les développements portuaires à travers le monde, y compris en Afrique de l'Ouest, ont souvent un impact sur l'environnement côtier, posant des défis tels que l'érosion et la dégradation de l'environnement avec des implications socio-économiques négatives.

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Ce projet de contournement transnational du sable sera principalement financé par un fonds de dragage commun public-privé financé par les opérateurs/autorités portuaires et les autres personnes impliquées dans les opérations portuaires et côtières.

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This transnational bypassing scheme will be principally funded through a public-private pooled dredging fund financed by the port operators/authorities and other involved in port and coastal operation.

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WAC-App est une application en ligne interactive, facile à utiliser et en libre accès, qui donne un aperçu des effets des interventions côtières.

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WAC-App is an open-access, easy-to-use, interactive online application that gives insight into the effects of coastal interventions. 

LEARN MORE >

Port developments around the world, West Africa included, often impact the coastal environment, posing challenges like erosion and degradation of environment with negative socio-economic implications.

LEARN MORE >

Les développements portuaires à travers le monde, y compris en Afrique de l'Ouest, ont souvent un impact sur l'environnement côtier, posant des défis tels que l'érosion et la dégradation de l'environnement avec des implications socio-économiques négatives.

LEARN MORE >

Ce projet de contournement transnational du sable sera principalement financé par un fonds de dragage commun public-privé financé par les opérateurs/autorités portuaires et les autres personnes impliquées dans les opérations portuaires et côtières.

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This transnational bypassing scheme will be principally funded through a public-private pooled dredging fund financed by the port operators/authorities and other involved in port and coastal operation.

LEARN MORE >

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