Conference Day One: Monday, 21 October 2019
Monday, October 21st, 2019
A holiday potential often drives island development. Artificial islands have recreational value only if beautiful stable beaches and pristine coastal waters are created and swimming remains safe. These elements are however not guaranteed. A prerequisite for success can be achieved by using numerical models of the island to test its hydraulic sustainability and develop concepts in line with the architectural and functional requirements of the project. The island model is fundamental for success and should encompass the complexity of local coastal zone processes. The focus of this presentation will be on ensuring swimming safety to satisfy also this aspect of high-end resort tourism.