Tsunami Damage to Waterfront Infrastructure
Damage and losses like this are so devastating. As a coastal engineer I would like to organize or be part of a network of harbor, marina and dock consultants and interested stakeholders in investigating our existing waterfront infrastructures, find out what survived and what did not, and how we can become wiser in designing and building more resilient infrastructures. Although "brick and mortar" hard, inflexible structures have their purposes, I believe we need to look closer at innovative, flexible, and/or transportable structures to do the best we can to minimize if we can such damage and destruction.
This presentation is my effort to contribute to that process.