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This project incorporated a hydrologic study, a coastal dynamics study and an environmental impact assessment to guide in the development of detailed designs to prevent coastal erosion and watershed issues at Cane Garden Bay and Brewer’s Bay in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Both bays are threatened by climate change impacts, especially: (i) accelerated shoreline erosion due to sea level rise, stronger storm surges and coral reef degradation and (ii)) increased flooding and sedimentation of coastal waters due to more frequent heavy rain events and stronger hurricanes.
Construction of the revetment was completed in July 2017 and in September 2017 the structure withstood a direct hit from Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm. According to the BVI London Office, “The Cane Garden Bay Revetment, completed in July 2017, is one of the major success stories and flagships of the iLAND Resilience Project and has become flagship at the regional level.” Learn more here and here.
Hydrologic and coastal dynamics studies
Environmental impact assessment
Design of coastal remediation measures
Preparation of tender package for construction