Moroccan Coastal Management : Building Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change

Impacts from rising sea levels, coastal flooding and storm surges are becoming a challenging policy issue for planners, local authorities and stakeholders in areas such as Morocco's northeastern coast.

This project will support capacity building and the development of tools and methods to underpin preparation for and responses to climate-related events in coastal zones, where much of the world's population, resources and infrastructure are concentrated. Researchers will identify population vulnerability; develop adaptation strategies and land use guidelines while optimizing the tradeoffs between different stakeholders; and enhance local capacity for participatory planning.

Project ID

104329

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

End Date

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Duration

36 months

IDRC Officer

Jobbins, Guy

Total funding

CA$ 896,967

Countries

Morocco, North of Sahara, South of Sahara

Program

Climate Change

Project Leader

Dr. Abdelatif Khattabi

Institution

École Nationale Forestière d'Ingénieurs

Institution Country

Morocco

Institution Website

http://www.enfi.ac.ma

Institution

EUCC - The Coastal Union

Institution Country

Netherlands

Institution Website

http://www.eucc.nl

Institution

Université de Moncton

Institution Country

Canada

Institution Website

http://www.umoncton.ca