Matelot-Grand Riviere Shoreline Stabilisation Works, Trinidad & Tobago
The north-east coast of Trinidad has experienced erosion at different locations and of different degrees over the years. In response, numerous coastal protection works have been attempted by government agencies as well as private citizens.
The focus has been to protect community assets such as roads, land areas, houses and fishing facilities. Coastal erosion and infrastructural damage has been particularly prevalent on the Paria main road, from Matelot to Madame Peo Point. The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago intends to arrest the problems associated with coastal erosion along the Paria Main Road.
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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
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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
Smith Warner (Trinidad and Tobago) Limited was contracted to prepare the final designs for shoreline protection works between Matelot Point and Madame Peo Point, which included: (a) Preparation of detailed designs and bidding documents for the proposed recommendations; (b) Preparation of detailed economic analysis; and (c) Preparation of an Environmental Scoping Report with an Environmental Management Plan.