Shannon Cunniff

Shannon Cunniff

Director, Coastal Resilience at Environmental Defense Fund

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The time to start is now: How implementing natural infrastructure solutions can improve and protect our coasts


This article discusses the value of integrating natural coastal hazard defense solutions - beaches, dunes, reefs and mangroves for example - to manage climate impacts such as sea level rise, flooding, or generally, wave attenuation.  Natural infrastructure engineering guidelines that include performance evaluation are called for in order to begin to integrate these cost-effective methods into resilient coastal community planning.   

Related Organizations: Environmental Defense Fund

Author or Affiliated User: Shannon Cunniff

Resource Category: Law and Governance


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