Environment and development
in coastal regions and in small islands

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Executive summary
1 Introduction
2 Objectives and terms of reference
3 Methodology
3.1 Beach profile analysis programme
4 Results of the beach-monitoring capacity-building activities
4.1 Synthesis
4.2 Country/territory assessments
4.2.1 Anguilla
4.2.2 Antigua and Barbuda
4.2.3 British Virgin Islands
4.2.4 Dominica
4.2.5 Grenada
4.2.6 Montserrat
4.2.7 Nevis
4.2.8 St. Kitts
4.2.9 St. Lucia
4.2.10 St. Vincent and the Grenadines
4.2.11 Turks and Caicos Islands
5 Issues arising from the workshops on 'Wise Coastal Practices for Beach Management'
5.1 Nature of the workshops
5.2 Findings of the workshops
5.2.1 Nature of the conflicts
5.2.2 Conflict resolution
5.3 Future directions
6 Discussion: beach-monitoring activities and integrated coastal management
6.1 Tangible and intangible benefits of environmental monitoring
6.2 Building institutional capacity
6.3 Sectoral and integrated approaches
6.4 Top-down and bottom-up approaches
6.5 From local to regional to global levels
7 Conclusions and recommendations
7.1 Recommendations
I: Summary of the field project ‘Managing Beach Resources and Planning for Coastline Change: Caribbean Islands’
II: Beach-monitoring data for a sample site (Morris Bay, Antigua)
III: Schedule of island visits

Island-specific details regarding the beach change databases

V: Island-specific details regarding the workshops on ‘Wise Coastal Practices for Beach Management’
l Anguilla
l Antigua and Barbuda
l Dominica
l Grenada (Carriacou and Petite Martinique)
l Montserrat
l Nevis
l St. Kitts
l St. Vincent and the Grenadines (Bequia)
l Turks and Caicos Islands


List of photographs:
1 A Caribbean beach: beauty awaiting development
2 Seawall under construction, Maunday’s Bay, Anguilla, September 2000
3 Undermined roadway, Darkwood Beach, Antigua, November 2000
4 Rock revetment protecting the Government Administration Building, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, May 1998
5 Evidence of the ravages of recent hurricanes, Prince Rupert Bay, Dominica, February 2000
6 Replanting efforts at Grand Anse, Grenada, September 2001
7 Foxes Bay, Montserrat, one month after Hurricane Lenny, December 1999
8 Reclaimed land at Charlestown, Nevis, September 2000
9 Seawall at North Frigate Bay, St Kitts, February 2000
10 Seawall under construction, Reduit Beach, St Lucia, April 2000
11 Retaining wall, Port Elizabeth, Bequia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, November 2000
12 Collapsed pool deck, Pelican Beach, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, July 2001


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