chapter  7
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Coastal and Estuarial Construction

Section 7.1 describes coastal landscape features as they constitute scenery or relate to human activity and settlement. Section 7.2 presents the options in defending or managing coastlines. The sections that follow describe the role of construction:

• in protecting particular sections or features of coastline (7.3);

• in making use of, or stabilizing, river estuaries (7.4); and

• in providing ports for shipping (7.5).