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Vulnerability Analysis of the Venetian Littoral and Adopted Mitigation Strategy

ICEA Department, Padua University, v. Ognissanti 39, 35129 Padova, Italy
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Water 2018, 10(8), 984; https://doi.org/10.3390/w10080984
Received: 30 May 2018 / Revised: 13 July 2018 / Accepted: 24 July 2018 / Published: 26 July 2018
This paper discusses the key aspects of the recent Coastal Plan of the Veneto Region (IT). Its aim is to propose a single mitigation strategy for coastal erosion that is valid for the whole Veneto Region, and possibly elsewhere, as well as a method to assign a priority level to any action. The suggested mitigation action against erosion depends on urbanization level, beach width, as well as cross-shore and long-shore sediment transport. The criterion used to give a priority level to mitigation actions is based on a vulnerability index that takes into account erosive tendency, existing coastal flooding hazards, coast value, environmental relevance, tourist pressure, urbanization level, the presence of production activities, and cultural heritage. A sample case featuring the littoral of Rosolina is also provided and includes a site description, the sediment budget, critical issues and possible mitigation measures. View Full-Text
Keywords: coastal plan; erosion, coastal flooding; sediment budget; mitigation strategies guidelines; littoral cell coastal plan; erosion, coastal flooding; sediment budget; mitigation strategies guidelines; littoral cell
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Ruol, P.; Martinelli, L.; Favaretto, C. Vulnerability Analysis of the Venetian Littoral and Adopted Mitigation Strategy. Water 2018, 10, 984.

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