Coastal Management

These tools support adaptation analysis, planning and implementation in relation to coastal management.

The tools were developed with the support of the Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division (CCIAD), Natural Resources Canada. They are made available here in the language of the author, and do not constitute an endorsement of content or recommendations


Sea Level Rise Adaptation Primer: A Toolkit to Build Adaptive Capacity on Canada’s South Coasts

cover page of guide, titled, Sea Level Rise Adaptation Primer: A Toolkit to Build Adaptive Capacity on Canada’s South Coasts

(PDF, 5.84 MB, 195 pages) (2012)

This primer, lead by the B.C Ministry of Environment, presents 21 tools that local governments and other coastal authorities across Canada can use to implement a climate change adaptation strategy for sea-level rise. A variety are presented, including regulatory (shoreline and floodplain development), land-use, and structural and non-structural tools.


Adaptation Guidelines: B.C. Sea Dikes and Coastal Flood Hazard Land Use

Cover page of case study, titled, Climate Change Adaption Guidelines for Sea Dikes and Coastal Flood Hazard Land Use- Sea Dike Guidelines

(PDF, 4.15 MB, 59 pages) (2011)

This document provides guidelines for the design of sea dikes to protect low lying lands that are exposed to coastal flood hazards arising from their exposure to the sea, and to expected sea level rise due to climate change. It is written for diking authorities and design professionals. Please also note the companion "Guidelines for Management of Coastal Flood Hazard Land Use 2010 (PDF 1.1 MB)."