Hydrology and Coastal Morphology at São Tomé

A. Giardino, S. Bettencourt, A. Carvalho, Tatiana Filatova, O. de Keizer, J. Schellekens, B. Ottow

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Abstract

The Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Principe is an archipelago comprised of two main islands and several islets located in the Gulf of Guinea 350 km off the west coast of Africa. Villages of in the archipelago are built close to the coastline and have historically suffered from high rates of river and coastal inundation and erosion. Flooding and erosion appeared to have increased in recent years due to climate change. Moreover, the economical and social evolution of São Tomé and Principe, closely linked to the colonial past of the country, has lead to a slowly impoverishment and lack of infrastructures at these villages. The objective of the study consists in performing a coastal geomorphological and hydrological study to help identifying and analyzing coastal risks faced by local communities, accounting for possible climate change impact.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries PIANC-COPEDEC VIII
Place of PublicationMadras
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2012
Event8th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries, PIANC-COPEDEC 2012 - Madras, India
Duration: 20 Feb 201224 Feb 2012
Conference number: 8

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries, PIANC-COPEDEC 2012
Abbreviated titlePIANC-COPEDEC VIII
CountryIndia
CityMadras
Period20/02/1224/02/12

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