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Coastal areas play an important role as places of settlement, trade and
industry. World-wide more than around 100 million people worldwide live
in flood-prone or potentially flood-prone areas. Without coastal
protection and technical and administrative coastal protection measures,
large parts of coastal areas would be regularly flooded and thus not or
hardly useable. This is particularly evident, for example, in the
low-lying marsh areas of northern Germany, which would be regularly
flooded without coastal protection and also obvious for an Island like
Taiwan where the safety of all activities at the coast depend on an
effective coastal protection. Taiwan is located in the subtropical zone
and is always threatened by typhoons that cause enormous losses of the
human life and property every year especially in coastal areas.
Changing climate influences the processes taking place in coastal zone
and has an impact on current and future coastal protection.
Hydrometeorological loads on coastal areas and coastal protection
structures will increase. In order to ensure future settlement and trade
activities in these areas and to protect the coasts from the effects of
climate change, it is necessary to rethink coastal protection
strategies and measures. The focus here is on sustainable nature-based a
strategies and measures.