Coastal Degradation

Innovations

Innovation Idea 3: SA-PoD

Summary

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

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