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UU feature: “Delta scientists report four ways to save deltas from sea level rise”

Posted at 19/05/2022 by Jana Cox

Four strategies were discovered which are used to save deltas from drowning, ranging from a specific type of sluice gate construction to mangrove restoration. Jana Cox, river-delta researcher and lead author at Utrecht University explains: “All four of these strategies trap sand and mud onto delta lands and raise it above sea level. They are effective and can offset even extreme sea-level rise conditions. Different projects are available at a variety of different scales for deltas of different sizes. Projects can last from ten to a hundred years, depending on what the desired outcome is.”

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Jana Cox

Utrecht University