COASTAL CHANGE IN THE PACIFIC ISLANDS
06.02.2015: A Guide to Support Community Understanding of Coastal Erosion and Flooding Issues
The Coastal Change Toolkit focuses on helping communities understand how coastlines work and what causes coastal change, and supporting decision-making to reduce the impacts of coastal hazards such as flooding and erosion on communities.
It is divided into two volumes: • Volume One: Outreach provides detailed outreach materials to support an understanding of how coastlines work and what causes coastal flooding and shoreline change (natural and human-related). It also provides examples of case studies and community stories from around the Pacific region that illustrate key concepts about coastal change.
• Volume (2): Planning provides participatory processes that enable community members to use local knowledge to understand changes in their coastline and support decision-making that is best for local situations and capacity.