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TitleBig Lake and Miseners Long Beach Lower East Chezzetcook, 'letting nature take its course': a case study of nature-based coastal adaptation in Nova Scotia
AuthorManuel, P; Rapaport, E; Conlin, M; Ewashen, N; Kowal, C; Warren, K
Source 2021, 31 pages Open Access logo Open Access
LinksOnline - En ligne (PDF, 1.82 MB)
LinksTransCoastal Adaptations
PublisherSaint Mary's University
Mediadigital; on-line
RelatedThis publication is related to the following publications
File formatpdf
ProvinceNova Scotia
AreaLower East Chezzetcook
Lat/Long WENS -63.5000 -63.0000 44.7500 44.5000
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
Illustrationsphotographs; location maps; satellite images; sketch maps; tables
ProgramClimate Change Impacts and Adaptation
ProgramClimate Change Impacts and Adaptation Climate Change Adaptation Program
Released2021 11 01
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This case study describes the natural environment and land use and development of the site; the projected impacts of climate change on the beach; the implications for lake shore properties behind the barrier; past efforts to stabilize the barrier beach; and the apparent decision to not repair breaches that do not reform naturally. The case study illustrates the possibility of the nature-based adaptation option of allowing coastal processes to evolve naturally, but with that approach comes the need to address land use at risk from the consequences of the decision, potentially through relocation or some form of accommodation to support exposed properties.

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