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BEACH NOURISHMENT WITH DRAGFLOW PUMPS

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Project Details

  • Location: Italy
  • Year: 2018

Project Description

Coastal erosion is a widespread problem all around the world. Extreme weather, rise in the sea level and wrong infrastructural interventions on the coastlines are among the more common causes for this phenomenon.
In the touristic areas, the progressive disappearance of beaches is impacting negatively on the economic  perspectives; therefore, both private than public actors are searching for solutions to contrast this process.
For sure, there are very strict rules when talking about beach reclamation: in many countries, this is allowed only when the same quality of sand (same color, same weight, same granulometry) is used.
 
DRAGFLOW can provide an useful and environmentally respectful technology to fight coastal erosion.
 
Lately we used our EL12,5 pumps in two different areas from Italy: Forte Village (Sardinia) and  Monopoli (Apulia), two beautiful and well known touristic places.
In both cases, the pumps were placed quite far from the coastline (100-150 m), and pumped the sand in the requested area thanks to a pipeline; the reclamation was performed during the night so as not to disturb people on holiday in the daytime.

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