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TitleChanging coastlines
AuthorLokman, K
Source 2021. Open Access logo Open Access
LinksOnline - En ligne
LinksUBC Living Breakwaters
PublisherUniversity of British Columbia
DocumentWeb site
Mediadigital; on-line
File formathtml; pdf
ProvinceBritish Columbia
NTS82E; 82F; 82G; 82J; 82K; 82L; 82M; 82N; 82O; 83C; 83D; 83E; 92; 93; 94; 102; 103; 104; 114
Lat/Long WENS-139.1667 -114.0000 60.0000 48.0000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; marine geology; Science and Technology; Nature and Environment; coastal management; Climate change; Climate change adaptation; Infrastructures; Innovation; Adaptation measures and options; cumulative effects
ProgramClimate Change Impacts and Adaptation
ProgramClimate Change Impacts and Adaptation Climate Change Adaptation Program
Released2021 01 01
AbstractRising sea levels and increased frequency and severity of extreme weather events due to climate change, damage coastal buildings, infrastructures, and beaches, impacting municipalities, First Nations, and Provincial and Federal governments. In order to implement mitigation and adaptation strategies, Natural Resources Canada has provided generous support to the Changing Coastlines project to develop a layered approach to coastal adaptation that incorporates living systems and enhances local and regional ecosystems and spatial quality while reducing flood/erosion risks and vulnerabilities caused by sea level rise.
Canada's coastline is the largest in the world measuring 243,042 km. In western Canada, in coastal cities such as Vancouver, municipal and city governments have already begun to utilize adaptation strategies to protect and enhance coastal ecosystems, and existing coastal infrastructure. These strategies include a suite of hard and soft conventional and unconventional approaches that are meant to reduce risk related to sea level rise (SLR) by integrating coastal ecosystem adaptive capacity with nature-based ecosystem, and governance solutions
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This website hosts the University of British Columbia's Changing Coastlines adaptation information portal, Changing Coastlines. Changing Coastlines provides information on adaptation strategies and resources for planners, designers, and coastal managers. The portal provides adaptation information in the form of interactive maps, narrative sections, and visualizations of a wide range of flood risk and sea-level rise adaptation approaches based on the idea of designing with nature.

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