Engineering Geologists seconded by GTEC to projects around the UK, have been involved in undertaking site investigations for flood schemes. Recently in Portsmouth, one of our engineers worked on the SI for part of the Southsea Coastal Scheme. This stretches for 4.5 km, and will help to reduce the flood risk to approximately 8000 homes and 700 businesses from major flood events. Read more here: https://southseacoastalscheme.org.uk/
Could the North Sea actually be dammed? A Dutch scientist has proposed that two huge dams could be built to protect millions of Europeans from the rise in sea levels caused by the heating up of the climate. The image below shows the location of the dams.
Where the dams would be built (Sjoerd Groeskamp)
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Top image source: The dams would follow the example of the Netherlands’ Afsluitdijk, which dammed the Zuiderzee inlet (Dreamstime)