Breakwater - wave energy converter: Coastal defense and cheap evergreen energy production

This paper deals with breakwaters for coastal defence against tsunami and storms, the creation of habitable space and wave energy conversion into sustainable electricity.

In this document the author proposes a dual purpose breakwater-wave energy converter (BWEC), which acts as breakwater during tsunami, which might occur once or twice in a century. This technology is also used for storms, which may occur once or several times a year, and under normal weather conditions can convert wave energy to electricity.

This document is an input paper of the 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction.

Date:
2014
Author(s):
Emid, S.
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Themes:
Environment & Ecosystems, Urban Risk & Planning, Structural Safety
Hazards:
Earthquake, Storm Surge, Tsunami
The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction took place in 2015 The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction took place in 2015.
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