Galiforni Silva, F. (PhD candidate)
Prof.dr.ir. S.J.M.H. Hulscher (Promoter)
Wijnberg, K. M. (Supervisor)
Funding of the project
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)
Hoogheemraadschap Hollands NoorderKwartier (HHNK)
2014 – 2018
Natural processes of inlet systems, such as shoal attachment and channel migration, can influence the development of beach-dune systems near inlets. Erosional phases of coastline evolution due to these processes can affect the level of flood protection provided by beach-dune system as well as the available area for societal activities (such as recreation, drinking water extraction, nature conservation). In a companion project, the potential to artificially stimulate shoal attachment as a natural way of coastal protection is studied. The present project aims at predicting which scenarios of beach-dune system response can be expected to occur under various shoreline development conditions, considering both the natural and anthropogenic forcing, thus linking human interventions in channel-shoal systems to impacts in the adjacent beach-dune system in a convenient time-scale for stakeholders (years to decades).