Adaptation to Coastal Storms in Atlantic Canada

  • Liette Vasseur
  • Mary J. Thornbush
  • Steve Plante

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Geography book series (BRIEFSGEOGRAPHY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Liette Vasseur, Mary J. Thornbush, Steve Plante
    Pages 1-5
  3. Liette Vasseur, Mary J. Thornbush, Steve Plante
    Pages 7-15
  4. Liette Vasseur, Mary J. Thornbush, Steve Plante
    Pages 17-27
  5. Liette Vasseur, Mary J. Thornbush, Steve Plante
    Pages 29-40
  6. Liette Vasseur, Mary J. Thornbush, Steve Plante
    Pages 41-54
  7. Liette Vasseur, Mary J. Thornbush, Steve Plante
    Pages 55-63
  8. Liette Vasseur, Mary J. Thornbush, Steve Plante
    Pages 65-75
  9. Liette Vasseur, Mary J. Thornbush, Steve Plante
    Pages 77-88
  10. Liette Vasseur, Mary J. Thornbush, Steve Plante
    Pages E1-E1
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 89-91

About this book

Introduction

This brief is based on an analysis that was performed on the 2010 winter storms that caused considerable damage to coastal communities in Atlantic Canada. The hazards that occurred were associated with storm surge, 

high waves, coastal erosion, and flooding. The analysis covered a large multisite longitudinal project, where a participatory action research (PAR) approach was used to understand how people in 10 coastal communities perceive and experience extreme weather events and to enhance their capacity to adapt and improve their resilience. This brief exposes the outcome of two series of interviews and activities that were conducted during the project, as well as the lessons learned, and general elements that should be considered when researchers collaborate with communities to define adaptation and resilience strategies. It makes an important contribution to the application of PAR as an integrated (social-ecological) approach to resilience and how such an approach can be adapted also to other communities.

Keywords

Coastal Management and the Canadian Atlantic Coast Participant Action Research and Coastal Storms Action-oriented Approach and Coastal Management Proactive Research and Coastal Governance Integrated (interdisciplinary) Approach and Coastal Storms Resilience and Coastal Management Austainability and Canadian Atlantic Coasts Resilient coastal communities

Authors and affiliations

  • Liette Vasseur
    • 1
  • Mary J. Thornbush
    • 2
  • Steve Plante
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesBrock UniversitySt. CatharinesCanada
  2. 2.Department of GeographyBrock UniversitySt. CatharinesCanada
  3. 3.Département de Développement Régional et TerritorialUniversité du Québec à RimouskiRimouskiCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63492-0
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-63491-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-63492-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-4165
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-4173
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