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seawall:

see coast protectioncoast protection,
methods used to protect coastal lands from erosion. Beaches can exist only where a delicate dynamic equilibrium exists between the amount of sand supplied to the beach and the inevitable losses caused by wave erosion.
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seawall

[′sē‚wȯl]
(civil engineering)
A concrete, stone, or metal wall or embankment constructed along a shore to reduce wave erosion and encroachment by the sea. Also known as sea bank.
(geology)
A steep-faced, long embankment situated by powerful storm waves along a seacoast at high-water mark.
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Resort owners started tearing down the structures within the 20-meter salvage zone including seawalls and riprap, according to Angie Hoffman, president of Panglao Island Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PICCI).
The Volvo Living Seawall includes 50 hexagonal tiles with small corners and recesses that are designed to imitate the root structure of native mangrove trees.
Approximately 30% of the panels within the seawall need replacing and it is expected that others will need to be repaired.
Seawall has been working with the city to refine the development plan since earlier this year.
Earlier this morning, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the seawall will be restored to its historical appearance.
Seawall Scan - testing ship systems remotely for security weaknesses; Seawall Test - testing ship systems through pen testing (physical/remote) and systems audit; Seawall Fix - fixing and patching as a clean-up and preparation for effective monitoring; Seawall Protect - continuous verification of communication and irregularities via cloud and immediate human intervention; Seawall Consult - risk evaluation and advice for creating awareness and suitable solution; Seawall Train - creating a security culture awareness with subject-focused training.
The BFAR had earlier ordered the creation of a team to investigate land reclamation activities and seawall construction in the area, which reportedly resulted in aquatic pollution.
"He stressed that NMK was not reclaiming land from the ocean, as had been claimed.The seawall will take six months to be done.
[And] when younger ones are older they will follow my footsteps by building a seawall [too].
For the village-wide audio, OSA used Dante to provide audio at both the seawall and the grandstands.
The seawall will be built up to 20 feet above sea level to protect against a storm at least the size of Sandy--the "300 year-level" storm, while incorporating wetlands and recreational options for a comprehensive coastal resiliency solution.
Mount Gibson suspended operations at Koolan Island in November 2014 following a seawall failure that resulted in the flooding of the Main Pit.