Institutional Innovation for Nature-Based Coastal Adaptation: Lessons from Salt Marsh Restoration in Nova Scotia, Canada
H. M. Tuihedur Rahman et al., 2019. Sustainability 2019, 11, 6735; doi:10.3390/su11236735. “Abstract: Sea-levels have been rising at a faster rate than expected. Because of the maladaptive outcomes of engineering-based hard coastal protection infrastructure, policy makers are looking for alternative adaptation approaches to buffer against coastal flooding—commonly known as nature-based coastal adaptation (NbCA)…. This study, therefore, helps us to understand how to implement a relatively new adaptation option by building trust-based networks among diverse and relevant institutional actors.” The paper describes existing and historical administrative structures and proposes new structures to facilitate NbCA approaches to adapting to sea-level rise.
Risk Proofing Nova Scotia Agriculture: NOVA SCOTIA DYKE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT
Danika van Proosdij et al., 2018. Report to Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture
Breaching tradition: Salt marshes replacing Nova Scotia’s dikes
Moira Donovan for CBC Posted: Feb 09, 2020 “…A hundred kilometres away, on a different part of the Bay of Fundy, the conversation about holding the line is taking a different turn. Since 1870, Advocate Harbour has been protected by a dike originally built by Acadian settlers. But that dike, and the natural sea wall located just beyond it, are under increasing threat due to climate change.”