Offshore Breakwaters Where a coastline might be under threat from the sea but not requiring full scale repair, prevention of further damage via the use of offshore breakwaters may be a cost effective, ecologically sound decision.Siting breakwaters out at sea would prevent the waves battering the cliffs and coastline by destroying the power of the wave. Greenstick Wall Technology is capable of forming such breakwaters, again at lower cost, minimal invasion to marine life and without need for expensive, deployment vessels and heavy equipment. Whilst the breakwater system can destroy a wave, a Greenstick breakwater could equally be deployed to make a surfing break where there is a desire to manufacture surfing facilities.
Off-shore breakwater or surf wave creator
The requirement to improve flood defences are high on the global agenda. Scientists warn that the effects of global warming will be rising sea levels and the likelihood of more flooding. The East Riding of Yorkshire coastline is one of the fastest declining coastlines in Europe with a worrying threat of an increase in inland flooding. This isn’t, of course, the only coastline or region susceptible to flooding.Recent years have seen land and homes flooded in many parts of Britain, Europe and beyond. The cost of reparations is enormous, not only in terms of restoring homes from the devastating effects of filthy flood waters but also costly for farmers in terms of animals and crops. The need for effective flood defence the world over is growing.Greenstick Wall technology can provide a simple solution to building flood defences. By installing a non-permeable, water proof membrane, with a strong Greenstick wall structure, flood waters can be held back from the land.
The flood defence can also take the form of an embankment, as shown.Again, the water proof membrane is deployed to seal the embankment or soft cliff. Greenstick panels are then deployed to form a very strong structural defence for flood protection or shore line defence.Governments need to act urgently to protect against flooding. The Greenstick system can offer a simple, cost effective, green solution.
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