Pioneering sea wall project aims to stave off flooding

Sea wall Ventnor, IOW UK

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A pioneering research project that aims to strengthen the resilience of sea walls to coastal flooding has been launched by a UK and US collaboration.

The project by by Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland and Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA and funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), hopes to be the first step in an international collaboration to strengthen coastal sea defences globally.

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