Given the growing need for viable alternatives to hard engineering structures in the world’s coastal environments and the CZCA’s commitment to knowledge sharing, we are pleased to announce the launch of a new bi-national CoP for Living Shorelines. This initiative follows a recommendation from of a dedicated workshop at the CZC’16 Conference in Toronto. Follow the links below to review the summary report and introductory PowerPoint Presentations.
The CoP has currently adopted the working name “Living Shorelines.” However, we would like to establish a more permanent name which reflects the unique temperate climate and ice conditions in the northern United States and Canada. Please use the link below to cast your vote. Contest closes January 31, 2018.
In the coming months, the bi-national CoP co-chairs will work to finalize the mandate of this new knowledge sharing platform with our members. The proposed initial scope of the CoP includes:
- Hosting webinars to share knowledge and project examples
- Integrating the Living Shorelines topic into our biennial conferences
- Securing funding to expand our mandate and knowledge sharing platform