New walls aim to hold back rising seas off Tanzania

Posted In Erosion, News
Sep
4


Seawall and beach erosion. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Coastal erosion and flooding threaten Dar es Salaam, one of Africa’s fastest-growing cities…

Read Full Article; Scientific American (09-04-2018)

“Seawalls Kill Beaches,” Open Letters by Warner Chabot And Rob Young, (10-03-2014)

Muddy waters: Exploring mangrove governance in Tanzania; Landscape News (08-16-2018)

An Assessment of the Impact of Sand Mining: Unguja, Zanzibar, Tanzania; (SIT Graduate Institute/SIT Study Abroad (05-06-2015)
In mainland Tanzania, in comparison to Zanzibar, sand mining is done mainly along the coast and in river beds. This does a great deal of damage because it destabilizes the river banks and may collapse any bridges along them. On the contrary, mining in Zanzibar is generally done on the coastal beaches or in the hinterland areas that are richer in available sand…

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