Rising sea levels, high tides and storms, along with degradation of coastal buffer zones can be expected to damage real estate, public infrastructure, biodiversity and tourism potential, and will place the City’s disaster management resources under new pressures.

The risk of sea-level rise to the City of Cape Town could be greatly reduced if appropriate adaptation measures are undertaken.

The research is currently being incorporated in the City’s planning legislation, most importantly in the defining and upholding of a coastal buffer zone.