Bahrain is the only “island” nation in the Gulf region. 80% of its territory is below mean low water and hence classified as “marine”. No planning regulations in “marine” space.
Local Bahraini coastal communities are losing access to the sea through new reclamation programmes
Bahraini fishing communities face an uncertain economic future. The Marine Spatial Plan shall seek to control offshore development and protect customary fishing rights
The unique pearl trade needs both cultural and environmental protection as part of the Marine Spatial Plan process.
Offshore breakwater “over-design” – Salient formation now 200m offshore.
Aquaculture ponds are incorporated into strategic wetland designs as part of the “Living Shorelines” approach
Hard coastal engineering still required for coastal cities such as Alexandria
Sand dune management strategies being implemented at Burullus and Baltim.
Detached geotube breakwater – Victoria, Guyana.
Kitty Groyne and fronting mudshore, Georgetown.
Wave overtopping requires planning for at Georgetown Seawall.
Flood management required to cover all Guyana Conservancy areas.
Nauti Primary School pupils designed and made several models for the presentation.
The children had many innovative ideas for their future.
Staff and pupils from the local Special Educational Needs School presented their ideas in the form of models and sketches.
Students from form 7 showed a great understanding of how to overcome problems they will face in the future with careful design and planning.