Last edited 21 May 2021


Culvert, screen and outfall manual, (CIRIA C786) published by CIRIA in 2019, defines erosion as: ‘Removal of particles from the substrate by wind, flowing water or wave action (opposite is accretion).’

Groynes in coastal engineering (CIRIA C793), published by CIRIA in 2020, defines erosion as the: ‘Removal of the land or beach by the combined action of the motion of water and sediment. For the beach this can lead to beach retreat and/or beach lowering.’

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