Small Island States are very susceptible to the impact of natural disaster. Flooding events due to cyclones, tsunamis, storm surges, extreme rainfalls, flash floods from rivers, in addition to coastal erosion and salinity intrusion can have devastating consequences on those islands. Moreover, these effects are likely to be exacerbated by the effects of climate change and sea level rise.
Under the ‘SimpleCoast’ banner, Deltares supplies knowledge and tools to small island states threatened by the above mentioned hazards. The aim of SimpleCoast is to develop simple and freely-available tools, tutorials and knowledge notes downloadable from a website and combine this with targeted capacity building actions.