Coastal Process Investigations
In the Caribbean climate change is reshaping your coastline under the water, with new wave patterns and coastal processes you can’t see. But we can. Before you build, restore, or renovate, let’s take the crucial steps to examine what forces are affecting your coastline. By designing your beach and infrastructure with this knowledge, we know it has a better chance of surviving so you mitigate your long term and short-term costs of ownership.
We have inspected the natural coastal phenomena across all the Caribbean Islands and bordering countries so that we can undertake investigations to map the interactions between nature and development. Having this local knowledge means we can take the crucial steps to design coastal solutions that make sense for the peculiarities of your area, rather than provide cookie-cutter solutions that dissipate with time as so many shorelines are now experiencing.
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