Shoreline Management Plan as Extension of Coastal Protection Work

The National Infrastructure Development Company of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago hired Smith Warner to lead a major shoreline protection program at Manzanilla Beach. Smith Warner also developed a Coastal Zone Management plan including the design of an improved drainage system since the area is prone to flooding and erosion. The major objectives of the program are to reduce the risk to lives, public, and private property, improve drainage, and reduce disruptions due to flood-related traffic disruptions. In fortifying the shoreline, the Government also hopes to promote economic development and diversification there. Smith Warner conducted the coastal analysis and feasibility studies and then designed alternative mitigation and design options with monitoring plans. This study is intended to be used as a guide for developing shoreline management plans in other parts of Trinidad.

  • Problem identification

  • Feasibility studies

  • Coastal processes analysis

  • Detailed design

  • Shoreline management and monitoring plan