Carving a new path to the sea

Using detailed coastal analysis to determine riverbank and coastal erosion

Protected from the Indian Ocean by the Macaneta Peninsula, the Lower Incomati Estuary in Mozambique is home to fishing and agriculture industries. Riverbank erosion in recent years has caused concern that the river could break through a narrow isthmus (a narrow strip of land that connects two larger areas of land), threatening these industries. Our detailed coastal analysis provided in-depth information on the state of the erosion. This enabled the Mozambican government to carefully weigh their options and decide whether protection measures were needed.

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