"COASTAL EROSION A MONSTER THAT BECKONS"
The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT) is taking a strategic step toward mapping a sustainable solution to combat the problem of coastal erosion and flooding. Through the Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT), Coastal Protection Unit (CPU), the Comprehensive National Coastal Monitoring Programme (CNCMP) has been initiated. The programme will support the monitoring of the state of Trinidad and Tobago’s coastal areas and serve as a central repository for coastal data.
Ultimately, the CNCMP will promote the adoption of environmentally and economically sustainable solutions to preserve and protect the coast. To this end, the programme will equip coastal managers with relevant information to assess overall risk and to inform sustainable shoreline management decision and policy making thereby mitigating the risks of coastal erosion.