Assessing socio-economic impacts of wave overtopping: An institutional perspective

Jan Jaap Bouma, Delphine François, Albert Schram, Tom Verbeke
2009 Coastal Engineering  
One way to address the assessment of strategies to control wave overtopping at seawalls and related coastal defence structures is to make use of Cost-Benefit Analysis. The institutional context in which Cost-Benefit Analysis takes place influences decisions on the types of values that are taken into consideration and the subsequent selection of valuation methods. We suggest to consider Cost-Benefit Analysis in a broad institutional framework when decisions are to be made on coastal defence
more » ... egies. It is argued that the institutional context provides the rules of the game on how a balance can be found between social, economic and ecologic functions of projects that protect societies against overtopping.
doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2008.03.008 fatcat:o26bvx2qmzfvnc4dinm7gm32fa