A new study from the University of California-Santa Cruz and The Nature Conservancy shows that the loss of coral reefs – these natural shoreline defenses — leads to severe coastal impacts. The study, published in the Journal of Environmental Management, demonstrates that the degradation of reefs in Grenville Bay, Grenada, is instrinsically linked to the coastal erosion and flooding in surrounding communities.
TNC’s partnership with the Red Cross in Grenada has led to a change in the way the both organizations assesses risk and design adaptation solutions.
In March 2017, The At the Water’s Edge Project hosted Reef Week, a week of awareness activities to educate the communities within the project site about coastal resilience.
This animated video uses drone and drop-camera footage to model one of the piloted reef structures in Grenville Bay, Grenada.