214: Hard Edges

Our traditional approach to protection from sea and surge has been the hard edge, with the mission to shield us from the encroachment of water. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will take us through the history of the industrial management of ports, wetlands and watersheds and will share some modern examples of "hard edge" engineering and the challenges for existing structures in the face of projected sea level rise, extreme weather and coastal flooding.

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