IF there’s one thing that’s constant about the sea, it’s that it’s always changing, say our coastal experts.
Waves and tides move sand and sediment around the coast and up and down the estuary, changing the way that the shoreline looks, works and protects our homes and towns.
Climate change will bring higher sea levels, stormier seas and more rain – all of which will increase the pressure on the Merseyside area.
But it’s what we do about it that’s important.
The Environment Agency is working with the North West England and North Wales Coastal Group, Local Authorities and other organisations to identify where risk from erosion and flooding is greatest and set out effective solutions.
To do this they will produce a Shoreline Management Plan which will consider the effects of different actions on peoples homes and lives, business and tourism and the environment, and give suggestions on the best action to take in each area. (more…)