DESIGN OF A COASTAL PROTECTION SCHEME FOR ADA AT THE VOLTA-RIVER MOUTH (GHANA)

Mark Bollen, Koen Trouw, Frederik Lerouge, Vincent Gruwez, Annelies Bolle, Bernhard Hoffman, Gert Leysen, Yann De Kesel, Peter Mercelis

Abstract


The coastal town Ada in Ghana is threaded by a severe coastal erosion. A protection scheme has to be designed to protect the town. Since the area is ecologically important, e.a. due to the presence of turtles, both during the design process and during the construction phase actions to diminish possible negative effects have to be considered. The design is supported by measuring campaigns and numerical modeling of the currents, waves and morphology

Keywords


coastal erosion; protection schemes; environmental monitoring

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