What's New ... Final report on the economic value of beach recreation in Ängelholm, Sweden

2015.03.24. EnviroEconomics Sweden, together with Enetjärn Natur, have examined the economic benefits of beach nourishment in Southern Sweden. While common in other countries, the practice of beach nourishment -- re-capturing sand that erodes from recreational beaches and spreading it back on the beach to maintain minimum beach widths -- is rarely used in Sweden. The city of Ängelholm proposes to maintain a 30 to 40 meter beach width in the coming years. Our socioeconomic analysis illustrated for decision-makers that the economic benefits (measured in terms of improved recreational value) outweighed the costs of the nourishment measures by a ratio of 9 to 1. Read the report (in Swedish) here.