Summary and Final Tasks
In Module 9, you investigated alternatives for coastal hazard mitigation, including managed retreat and multi-layered protection. You considered the pros and cons of managed retreat versus traditional solutions such as structural protection. You used online tools to make measurements of bed slope on the Louisiana coast in order to estimate storm surge impacts on a real community. You took into consideration the physical, social, and economic challenges that face coastal managers today to make recommendations for the future for a coastal community in Louisiana.
Reminder - Complete all of the Module 9 tasks!
You have reached the end of Module 9! Double-check the Module 9 Roadmap to make sure you have completed all of the activities listed there before you begin Module 10.
References and Recommended Reading
- Barbier, EB. Georgiou, IY, Enchelmeyer, B., Reed, DJ, (2013). The Value of Wetlands in Protecting Southeast Louisiana from Hurricane Storm Surges.
- Coastal Planning and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) Louisiana’s 2012 Coastal Master Plan
- Shepard CC, Crain CM, Beck MW (2011) The Protective Role of Coastal Marshes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
- University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment (Ensia)