An investigation of the sustainability of coastal floodplain developments with emphasis on Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne

Vine, Diane (2007) An investigation of the sustainability of coastal floodplain developments with emphasis on Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Sea levels are rising, and continuously putting more people at risk from flooding. So are coastal floodplain developments sustainable? The project focuses on this globally relevant issue of the sustainability of coastal floodplain developments, whilst focusing on Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne. Interviews with the expert agencies involved as well as researched archive data will enable a conclusion to be found. Questionnaires from the local residents will determine just how much a cross-section of people potentially at risk understand about the hazards and processes to combat them. The results illustrate that coastal floodplain developments may not be sustainable into the future and therefore firm action needs to be taken to stop this trend. The outcomes of the project highlight the importance of coastal planning and government policy on the matter, to allow for a sustainable and less costly future on the coast, not just on the south coast of England, but all over the world.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/375

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