PROJECT, WORKS AND MONITORING AT BARCELONA OLYMPIC BEACHES

Carlos Pena, Manuel F. Covarsi

Abstract


Barcelona is the second city in Spain(2.3 million inhabitants) after Madrid (4 million) and is also the city that held the last Olympic Games in July 1992. It is the third segment of a physiographic unit beginning at Tordera River Delta and ending at the port of Barcelona.(A description of the whole physiographic unit can be found in ref. 1 by Carlos Pefia 1992). But in the last decades it became one of the ugliest and most degraded part of the coast of Spain. Everybody considered most of the sea-front side as the rubbish dump where everybody could get rid of everything. In addition to this, there was some groins constructed to assure the discharge of Barcelona sewage draining system.(Nowadays there are still from time to time, rain water discharges there).

Keywords


Olympic Beach; Barcelona; beach monitoring

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