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Coastal Issues & Management

National Coastal Planning Workshop


This document contains the proceedings of the National Coastal Planning Workshop in Ghana. In April 2016, extreme tidal events along the coast of Ghana reported as “Tidal Waves” did considerable damage to private and public infrastructure. The wave events and destruction that followed has highlighted the need for a forum to discuss the issues, learn lessons and put institutional arrangements in place to plan for and respond to coastal hazards. The workshop’s objectives included understanding the nature and extent of these events and exploring ways to help address such losses in the future and consider the range of options to protect, rehabilitate, relocate and redesign vulnerable settlements and infrastructure. A total of 34 participants from local and international institutions, as well as representatives of affected communities, attended the 2-day workshop held at the Pempamsie Hotel in Cape Coast.

 

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Name of Author(s):
Agbogah, K., Etornam Kassah, J. and Sowah, S
Institutional Affiliation:
Type of Publication:
Technical Report
Name of Publisher or Journal:
Coastal Resources Center, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Hen Mpoano, University of Cape Coast and University of Ghana.
Date of Publication:
2016
Number of Pages:
35