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Water 2018, 10(8), 988; https://doi.org/10.3390/w10080988

The Study of the Coastal Management Criteria Based on Risk Assessmeant: A Case Study on Yunlin Coast, Taiwan

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Department of Harbor and River Engineering, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung 20224, Taiwan
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Center of Excellence for Ocean Engineering, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung 20224, Taiwan
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Water Resources Planning Institute, Water Resources Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taichung 41350, Taiwan
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Received: 18 June 2018 / Revised: 19 July 2018 / Accepted: 25 July 2018 / Published: 26 July 2018
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Abstract

In this study, we used the natural and anthropogenic characteristics of a coastal region to generate risk maps showing vulnerability and potential hazards, and proposed design criteria for coastal defense and land use for the various kinds of risks faced. The Yunlin coast, a first-level protection area in mid-west Taiwan, was then used as an example to illustrate the proposed design criteria. The safety of the present coastal defenses and land use of the Yunlin coastal area was assessed, and coastal protection measures for hazard prevention were proposed based on the generated risk map. The results can be informative for future coastal management and the promotion of sustainable development of coastal zones. View Full-Text
Keywords: coastal defense; risk maps; non-engineering measure; coastal vulnerability coastal defense; risk maps; non-engineering measure; coastal vulnerability
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Huang, W.-P.; Hsu, J.-C.; Chen, C.-S.; Ye, C.-J. The Study of the Coastal Management Criteria Based on Risk Assessmeant: A Case Study on Yunlin Coast, Taiwan. Water 2018, 10, 988.

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