Beaches & Shoreline Protection
Storm surge, wave patterns, hurricanes and use all threaten the health of shorelines, beach resorts, waterfront properties, ports and coastal infrastructure. Learn about what you can do to prevent further damage to your shoreline or beach, before it’s too late.
In coastal engineering design, function and the environmental paradigm are two key considerations. Once our experts understand how climate change, erosion, changing wave patterns and storm surge are affecting the shoreline, we put our seasoned expertise and devise innovative solutions to optimize a resilient design while reducing build out and repair costs.
Early Days As Sir Charles Williams and his partners set out in the early 1990’s to develop a parcel of land on the west coast of Barbados into the first luxury residential marina on the island, nature placed an obstacle that threatened to derail their plans. On this pristine stretch of coastline, beach sediments flowSeptember 1, 2021 Read more
A Conversation with Senior Coastal Engineer Elisabeth Mondon about Nature-Based Solutions for Disaster Risk Reduction
Meet Elisabeth Mondon, Senior Coastal Engineer The rapidly changing climate and threat of increased sea level rise have generated not only heightened awareness about the need for coastal protection, but also renewed creativity in how to approach it. Smith Warner’s Senior Coastal Engineer Elisabeth Mondon has worked on hydrological and ocean engineering projects on someSeptember 1, 2021 Read more
Whether you own a resort, a villa or a piece of untouched waterfront land, intelligent investments in your shoreline can open new doors. Read on to learn more. Unlocking the Full Potential of Your Waterfront PropertyMarch 4, 2021 Read more
But there are things you can do to prevent the worst. Here are lessons learnt and a list of do’s and don’t’s to protect our coastlines from hurricane waves, based on over 30 years of experience. Resorts, governments and waterfront property owners around the Caribbean will find this useful. This article was written by ourAugust 11, 2020 Read more