Author(s): Cartwright, A.; Brundrit, G.; Fairhurst, L.
In: Cartwright, A., Brundrit, G. and L. Fairhurst (2008). Phase four: Sea-Level Rise Adaptation and risk mitigation measures for the City of Cape Town. Stockholm: SEI. Prepared for the City of Cape Town: Global Climate Change and Adaptation – A Sea-Level Rise Risk Assessment, proposal no. R030800032.
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Phase four: Sea-Level Rise Adaptation and risk mitigation measures for the City of Cape Town
This report aims to identify measures that can reduce the risk of sea-level rise for the City of Cape Town. It does this by assessing the broad costs and merits of different approaches used to counter the impacts of sealevel rise.
The aim of the Sea-Level Rise Risk Assessment Project was to:
- Model the predicted sea-level changes in a range of scenario’s (time series, incremental climate change, shear events, and storm frequency and intensity).
- Model the form that those changes will take.
- Understand the associated impacts on existing coastal systems, infrastructure and property.
- Provide guidance and implications to future coastal development (to be included in the City’s Coastal Development Guidelines).
- Identify high risk areas that are prone to high impact.
- Begin to understand and develop long-term mitigation measures
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