Living shorelines on Tropical Islands: Creating and maintaining healthy coastal systems and improving community resilience in the face of climate change
SAGE to partner with the Hawaii Shore & Beach Preservation Association to host workshop at the IUCN World Conservation Congress
“Living Shorelines” integrate habitat restoration techniques, coastal engineering, and conservation to mitigate coastal hazards through the incorporation of natural elements. Effectively implemented, they create ecologically robust coastal environments that also serve as dynamic buffer zones, absorbing wave action and storm surge and reducing impacts to coastal infrastructure. Living Shorelines have been used effectively in the US along the eastern, western and gulf coasts as an effective alternative to traditional shoreline armoring. However, in tropical island settings living shorelines will look and function differently to address unique physical, social and economic implications to shoreline communities in the face of climate change..." For the entire presentation description click here.