The Shoreline Management Plan was officially has been officially launched.
The EU has allocated a grant of 3 m EUR to the Government of Seychelles under the Global Climate Change Alliance + project which is EU’s flagship programme assisting vulnerable countries in adapting to climate change. The project is implemented and benefiting from the expert knowledge of UNDP.
A first key component of the project is to assist the Government of Seychelles in addressing flooding problems occurring on La Digue. The project has been formulated after consultations with the local communities to ensure that the activities address their concerns. Surveys have already been undertaken to test the salinity of the groundwater (which adversely impacts on the local crops) due to infiltration during high tides. A series of drains will also be constructed to evacuate flood water. Another important activity concerns the prevention of soil erosion caused by high tidal waves.