Cancun Barrier: Alternatives for beach restoration

Diez Gonzalez, Jose Javier and Esteban Pérez, María Dolores and Paz, Rosa María (2008). Cancun Barrier: Alternatives for beach restoration. In: "7th International Conference PIANC-COPEDEC - Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries – Best Practices in the Coastal Environment", 24/02/2008-28/02/2008, Dubai, Emiratos Árabes Unidos.

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Title: Cancun Barrier: Alternatives for beach restoration
Author/s:
  • Diez Gonzalez, Jose Javier
  • Esteban Pérez, María Dolores
  • Paz, Rosa María
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 7th International Conference PIANC-COPEDEC - Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries – Best Practices in the Coastal Environment
Event Dates: 24/02/2008-28/02/2008
Event Location: Dubai, Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Title of Book: Conference Proceedings
Date: 16 December 2008
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: “rigid” works, natural (bio) reef, nourishment, ecologic and environmental impacts, hurricanes, land planning and management.
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Ordenación del Territorio, Urbanismo y Medio Ambiente [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Among the effects of hurricane Gilbert, in 1988, on Yucatan Peninsula the erosions in Cancun barrier acquired special meaning, although their first origin had, without doubt, been the inadequate way of tourist development. Paradoxically, but also consequently, their social and economical effects came soon out to the whole estate. Therefore several studies were developed during nineties and later until 2004 to generate alternative projects to recover and maintain the barrier beach. Some of the proposed solutions consisted on a simple nourishment but some other complemented it with small rigid works. The solution finally implemented, along first half of 2006, consisted on just nourishment, whose details are not enough known yet. In this paper the foreseeable efficiency of the proposed and the built projects are discussed together with the more general question about the suitability and environmental behaviour of rigid works in beach regeneration projects.

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Item ID: 3106
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/3106/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:3106
Official URL: http://chl.erdc.usace.army.mil/chl.aspx?p=s&a=EVENTS;235
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 14 Jun 2010 12:05
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 12:39
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