sections present the papers, field study presentations and relevant discussions
which took place during the workshop according to the workshop agenda (Appendix 1).
Thematic papers prepared by
professional experts on natural hazards to provide an objective analysis of the
roles coastal forests and trees play in protecting lives, resources and
infrastructure from coastal erosion, cyclones, tsunamis and wind and salt spray
respectively. A coastal area planning paper on incorporating
forests and trees into disaster management strategies and a synthesis paper on
the current scientific knowledge on the issue were also commissioned.
The abstracts of case study
presentations (referred to as “field study presentations”), which helped to highlight
the use of forests and trees for coastal protection in various countries of
Southeast Asia, and the need for better implementation of protection projects.
A summary of the key points and observations
emphasized in the workshop discussions relative to each hazard.
point presentations, full field study presentations (case studies) and other
related documents are available in the CD of these proceedings.