Considering sea level change when designing marine civil works: Recommendations for best practices

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The design and construction of marine civil works should consider relative sea level change to ensure that structures function properly throughout their service life. This chapter recommends ways to include relative sea-level change considerations during the design and planning stages for a particular project at the local scale. It is directed both at stakeholders involved in planning a marine project in general, and at practicing engineers in particular, with the aim of providing systematic methods and tools. These recommendations can assist in managing design factors, uncertainty, and to a certain extent, implementation of risk-reduction measures.

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Handbook of Coastal Disaster Mitigation for Engineers and Planners