Technical assistance for management of coastal hazards

Guiding coastal zone management

Coastal master planning and hazard management can be a complex exercise where the different hazard types, protection measures and human uses of the coast should be taken into account. The Coastal Hazard Wheel aims to support coastal stakeholders in addressing these issues altogether from local to national level.

The UNEP publication package provides a complete introduction to the Coastal Hazard Wheel while the automated Coastal Hazard Wheel App over time will provide increasingly detailed coastal classification and adaptation guidance as its functionality is expanded. It is the goal that these resources should provide a comprehensive and easily accessible foundation for Integrated Coastal Zone Management. 


Technical project support

In extension of this, we provide technical assistance for coastal protection and management activities on project basis, covering the wider challenges for coastal systems. This includes training and capacity building related to the use of the Coastal Hazard Wheel, upgrades to the Coastal Hazard Wheel App targeting specific areas, management of the different coastal hazards including ecosystem disruption, gradual inundation, salt water intrusion, erosion and flooding and related Disaster Risk Reduction activities.

For questions related to our technical assistance activities or the general use of the Coastal Hazard Wheel, please get in touch with usFurther resources on design of coastal protection measures can be found under Engineering guidance