How does Bank Erosion Protection differ?
While bank erosion protection (BEP) projects share some characteristics with slope protection and lagoon lining projects, and could even be cross-classed between the three, the key aims of a BEP project differs.
BEP projects involve the lining of the banks only for the specific purpose of erosion protection, as opposed to lagoon lining which refers to the lining of the banks and floor of the asset for containment purposes.
The key difference between BEP and slope protection projects is the location of the area requiring protection. Slopes are generally land-based (often road- or rail-side, for example), whereas banks are situated around a body of water such as rivers, lagoons, or ponds.