|dc.identifier.citation||Water Solutions. (2010). Environmental impact assessment for the proposed coastal protection at Embudhoo Village, South Male Atoll, Maldives. Male': Maldives||en_US|
|dc.description.abstract||This report discusses the findings of an environmental impact assessment undertaken by Water
Solutions Pvt. Ltd for undertaking the coastal protection works at Embudhoo.
The environmental monitoring that had been carried out at Embudhoo for the past 3 years
indicates that the western side is undergoing chronic erosion and the coastal protection structures
on the island are not functioning. Hence, there is a need to modify the existing coastal protection
around and undertake beach replenishment as to recover the lost beach.
It is proposed that a set of groynes will be established on western side and a breakwater on
eastern side of the island using geotextile material. Beach nourishment will be undertaken using a
sand pump aided by excavators. The material required for the beach nourishment works will be
obtained from the proposed borrow areas on western side of the island. The total volume of
material that needs to be obtained for beach nourishment on western and eastern side of the
island is estimated to be 6400 m3.
Environmental impacts were assessed for both the construction and operation phase of the
project. Most of the environmental impacts of the project have been identified as resulting mainly
from breakwater and beach replenishment. The main impact would be that of sedimentation on
the lagoon. This impact is considered to be short‐term and cumulative. Nevertheless, mitigation
measures have been proposed for anticipated negative impacts.
Mitigation measures for these negative impacts have been identified and outlined in detail,
especially sedimentation control methods. The most important mitigation measure is the use of
bund walls in the replenishment areas. The measures proposed to minimize or mitigate
environmental impacts may be considered to be quite appropriate, thereby minimizing the impact
by about 90%. The main negative environmental impact of the proposed project would be
sedimentation, which may cause death or partial death of corals.
The proponent commits to undertake the mitigation and monitoring programme set out in this EIA
report knowing that monitoring will help to identify the effectiveness of the mitigation measures
and take precautions to minimize any damage to the main tourist attraction of the island, which is
its environment. Therefore, it appears justified from a technical, social, economic and
environmental point of view, to carry out the proposed modifications.||en_US|
|dc.subject||Marine environment surveys||en_US|
|dc.subject||Existing coastal environment||en_US|
|dc.subject||Existing marine environment||en_US|
|dc.subject||Legislative and regulatory considerations||en_US|
|dc.subject||Environmental impact assessments||en_US|
|dc.title||Environmental impact assessment for the proposed coastal protection at Embudhoo Village, South Male Atoll, Maldives||en_US|
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