'Living Seawalls' Prove Eco-Engineering’s Sea Legs Are Strong

Coastal communities around the world are fighting one of the most recognizable symptoms of climate change; seawater rise. In an attempt to combat flooding, cities from Sydney to San Francisco erected seawalls in a bid to prevent rising waters from overrunning infrastructure. 

Living seawalls — a form of eco-engineering that 3D prints structures designed specifically to mimic local marine habitat to be attached to already existing structures such as seawalls and mining rigs. Once in place, their presence helps rehabilitate the local ecosystem, encouraging local fish, mollusks and marine plants to return to the area.




by Leah Garden, Green Biz

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