All articles for the topic: Coastal geography

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Building with Nature Indonesia - reaching scale for coastal resilience

Building permeable structures. Photo by Nanang Sujana

Adaptation context

Northern Java’s deltaic shorelines suffer from land subsidence and severe erosion, in...

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Nigg Bay Nature Reserve

In response to sea-level rise, managed coastal realignment was undertaken in Nigg Bay, Scotland, allowing the saltmarsh to re-establish naturally.

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Impacts of sea-level rise in Africa

Coast of Senegal, south of Saint-Louis. Image: ©panoramio.com

Impacts of sea-level rise in Senegal

Senegal has a coast of 2,065km comprising sandy, deltaic (the...

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Impacts of sea-level rise in Africa

View of Lagos. Image ©http://coastalcare.org/

Impacts of sea-level rise in Nigeria

Nigeria’s coast is 850km long and comprises (from west to east) a barrier-lagoon...

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Impacts of sea-level rise in Africa

Atlantic coast in Morocco. Image: © kerdowney.com/

Impact of sea level rise in Morocco

Morocco’s 3,500km coast crosses temperate, semi-arid and desert climatic zones...

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Impacts of sea-level rise in Africa

Coastline in Mauritius. Image: © mauritius-islander.com/

Impacts of sea-level rise in Mauritius

The Republic of Mauritius is a group of 20 small islands with a total...

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Integrated Coastal Management and Adaptation

The World Bank has approved a US$5.2 million pilot project to apply integrated coastal zone management in the coasts of Morocco through a Global Environment Facility (GEF) grant. The...

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Managing Coastal Erosion

Summary

A family farm and B&B business in a low lying coastal area, with experience of flooding has been planning for future impacts by investigating breaching their sea wall to create...

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Lessons learned from Colombia NCAP Project

This article summarises the main lessons learnt from the Colombia NAP project.

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Key Findings from Suriname NCAP Project

Adaptation Measures

The impact assessments and scenarios developed in the context of this project all confirm the findings and conclusions from previous studies that climate change will...

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Case Study: Cullera Bay

Cullera Bay is an important habitat for seagrass, scallops, clams and commercial off-shore fish, as well as an important recreational area. It is however, a classic example of a multi-...

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Case Study: Ebro Delta

Ebro Delta from above

The Ebro delta is a good example of the vulnerability of Mediterranean deltaic environments to climate change, and the interactions between...

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Case Study: Gulf of Oran

Gulf of Oran

The Gulfs of Oran and Arzew, in Algeria, comprise rich marine ecosystems, a fertile coastal zone, nature reserves for a wide range of species, and...

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Impacts of sea-level rise in Africa

City of Alexandria coastline: Image ©Blueskyline.com

Impact of sea level rise in Egypt

Egypt has a coastal zone of more than 3,500 km long and contains 40% of the...

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Sea Level and Infrastructure

A 1 m rise in sea level would inundate 18% of Bangladesh’s total land, directly threatening 11% of the country’s population. Impacts would be mostly around Dhaka and Khulna region....

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