By the MNAI, 11 March, 2021
Studies examine natural assets’ role in coastal risk and resilience
Gibsons, B.C., and Pointe-du-Chêne, New Brunswick, are learning about the value of their coastal natural assets and how they can protect against floods, storm surges and coastal erosion, thanks to the Managing Natural Assets to Increase Coastal Resilience project. Led by the Municipal Assets Management Initiative (MNAI), this project is modelling coastal processes to examine how natural assets, such as eelgrass, dunes and beaches, provide ecosystem services to local communities under different management and climate change scenarios.
Technical Director, Municipal Natural Assets Initiative and Environmental Economist & Policy Analyst, David Suzuki Foundation