A Nature-based Solution for coastal foredune restoration: The Case Study of Maghery, County Donegal, Ireland

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Abstract

Climate change has many negative impacts on coastal areas with sea level rise and more frequent and intense storms leading to higher rates of coastal flooding and erosion. Natural coastal features such as beaches and sand dune systems can boost resilience to climate change and provide an effective buffer against negative impacts. This case study from Maghery in Ireland demonstrates how a partnership of stakeholders comprising Local Government, Ulster University and the coastal community implemented a Nature-based Solution to regenerate a coastal foredune system in a Special Area of Conservation. The Nature-based Solution also proved to be a more effective and a more appropriate adaptation response than constructing a hard engineering scheme to protect the coastline.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExploring the multiple values of Nature: Connecting Ecosystems and People Across Landscapes
PublisherSpringer Nature
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2022

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