coastal management

The Tasmanian Coastal Adaptation Decision Pathways (TCAP) project: The future for Lauderdale

This document summaries the TCAP project and in particular provides and overview of the scenarios created for the Lauderdale community (in Clarence City, Tasmania). The TCAP project has four study sites (Lauderdale, St Helens, Kingston Beach and Port Sorell). For a link to other documents in the TCAP project do a search for the term "TCAP" or the specific case study communities.

Adapting to Coastal Climate Change: A guidebook for Development Planners

Adapting to Coastal Climate Change: A Guidebook for Development Planners (the Guidebook) provides a detailed treatment of climate concerns in coastal areas. The Guidebook proposes an approach for assessing vulnerability to climate change and climate variability, developing and implementing adaptation options, and integrating options into programs, development plans, and projects at the national and local levels. This is known as a vulnerability and adaptation or V&A approach.

Sea Level Rise and Adaptation Responses for Coastal Construction: A Spatial - Temporal Decision Making Tool

This journal article is about the potential of a model - it does not give results, although worth a read so the reader can contact the authors if they think they model is relevant to their needs. The abstract reads: "Developing and implementing effective adaptation options is crucial for future coastal development. However, in many cases, it is difficult to determine whether taking a specific action to prepare for Sea Level Rise (SLR) is justified, due to uncertainty in the timing and magnitude of impacts.

Climate Proof: A four step guide for coastal projects

"Scientific evidence suggests that variations in temperature, weather patterns and sea level will impact coastal ecosystems and communities. This easy to use four step guide has been developed to help coastal project managers effectively address the potential impacts of climate change and enhance the resilience and adaptive capacity of projects. The four step guide helps project managers: * Understand climate drivers that cause physical changes in coastal zones; * Identify potential impacts of climate change on achieving project objectives;

Climate Risks and Adaptation in Asian Coastal Megacities: A Synthesis Report

This report explores the climate change risks of Manila, Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok. It shows that the three cities face considerable challenges with economic impacts from climate change ranging from 2% to 6% of regional GDP. It identifies extreme rainfall (with subsequent flooding and landslips) to be a serious threat.

Adapting to Climate Change: A Planning Guide for State Coastal Managers

This guide offers a framework for state coastal managers to follow as they develop and implement climate change adaptation plans in their own states. Issues that coastal managers face every day—such as coastal erosion, stormwater management, habitat protection, and aging Great Lake infrastructure—are being exacerbated by climate change and are addressed in this planning guide.