CTCN in Mauritius: Strengthening Capacity in Beach Erosion Management


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Climate Technology Centre and Network
Coastal zones
Cross-sectoral enabler
Capacity building and training

The representatives of Mauritius (Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Housing, Mauritius Oceanographic Institute, University of Mauritius, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Centre, Department of Continental Shelf and Maritime Zone Administration and Exploration, Fisheries division, Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity, and Environment and Sustainable Development, and local authorities) are currently participating at the Climate Technology Centre and Network training provided by CTCN Consortium member UNEP-DHI Partnership on shoreline management and coastal monitoring. 

"Continuous capacity development is very important and this training has enhanced our knowledge and skills on addressing coastal erosion issue including application of good practices", said Mr. Ram Seenauth, from the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Integrated Coastal Zone Management Division.

This includes field training on beach inspection and profiling. The objective of the beach inspection is to determine the present state of the coastline, specifically:

•        Support understanding of shoreline changes observed from image analysis

•        Support understanding of coastal processes that are responsible for beach erosion

•        Support development of beach erosion management plans

The inspection consists of:

•    Recording the water level 

•    Document the beach profile 

•    Determine the coastal profile and observe the sediment  

•    Define the coastline position (high water mark)

For more information about this CTCN Technical assistance, please visit.



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