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Beach nourishment and its impact on holiday beaches


Mohd Ghazali, Nor Hisham (2004) Beach nourishment and its impact on holiday beaches. In: Seminar Sumberjaya Pinggir Pantai dan Pelancongan: Isu dan Cabaran, 20-21 Disember 2004, Bukit Merah Laketown Resort, Perak. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Recreational beaches depend on wide space and good water quality as well as amenities in order for them to be popular with the public. When such beaches lose popularity, it is often related to the loss of beach space, erosion or degradation of the surrounding environment. In the case of erosion or loss of beach space, beach nourishment is now accepted as the best solution. It provides the sand and profile that is required to reduce wave energy but also provides economic returns as additional area for social and economic activities are created. This paper discusses the conceptual design of beach nourishment for erosion protection of sandy beaches and the impacts and issues arising from the implementation of beach nourishment projects on holiday beaches. The cases featured in the discussions and drawn from the experiences and records of the Department of Irrigation and Drainage Malaysia, Coastal Engineering Division in undertaking coastal protection work throughout the country.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Dianjurkan Oleh Fakulti Pengurusan Pelancongan, Hospitaliti dan Alam Sekitar, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2011 06:51
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2011 06:51
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/3732

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