Compendium: Coastal Management Practices on West Africa. Existing and potential solutions to control coastal erosion, prevent flooding and mitigate damage to society.
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Rodrigues, Bruna Alves
Bapentire Angnuureng, Donatus
Rossi, Pier Luigi
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Erosion and flooding are the most visible consequences of coastal zone degradation in West Africa. Man-made and natural processes, aggravated by the effects of climate change, cause erosion and flooding. These threatened densely populated coasts, the nerve center of the region’s demographic and economic growth. Every year, coastal degradation takes a heavy toll on human life and socio-economic prosperity. Moreover, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projections suggest that coastal erosion and flooding in West Africa is set to increase in the 21st century. Understanding the hazards and managing the coastline sustainably is a major challenge for the development of the region. The West Africa Coastal Areas Management Program (WACA) supports ongoing efforts led by countries and regional institutions to strengthen the resilience of communities and ecosystems. This is achieved by providing financing, facilitating access to knowledge and deepening dialogue around developmen.....
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.5
Spatial CoverageWest Africa
CitationWorld Bank (2022) Compendium: Coastal Management Practices in West Africa - Existing and Potential Solutions to Control Coastal Erosion, Prevent Flooding and Mitigate Damage to Society. Washington, D.C: World Bank, 90pp. DOI:
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