National Coastal Development Guidelines, Bermuda
The Bermuda Government Department of Planning contracted SWIL to carry out a study of coastal erosion in Bermuda, in order to identify those areas around the island most at risk for erosion, and to develop policies for protecting the coast accordingly. Specifically, a synthesis of the data that already exists in Bermuda about coastal erosion; a determination of which coastal areas in Bermuda are prone to erosion and which structures and landforms are most at risk; recommendations of best practices for coastal development and conservation.
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
SWIL conducted site reconnaissance, existing data collection and review; definition of hurricane and storm susceptibility; shoreline process modeling; coastal erosion and risk map preparation; ground-truthing site visit; preparation of coastal development guidelines; seminar: coastal development guidelines; final report preparation.