Publications by the Coastal and Water Issues Committee
All Coastal Publications:
- Information Sheets
- Letters and Opinion Pieces
- Coastal Resources
- Tidal Barrier Audits
Every month, the Coastal and Water Team publishes a two-page newsletter to committee members with articles discussing important events and successes, and also describing monthly committee meetings. Past newsletters (Sept 2011 onward) can be obtained by contacting CWIC staff.
CWIC PSA Sample
-September 28, 2012
Ecology Action Centre comments on Nova Scotia Coastal Strategy
-November 13th, 2011
Tidal Power in Nova Scotia Fact Sheet prepared by Renée Huntley
Natural Resource Strategy Consultation (Coastal)
Information Sheet on EAC's Water Priorities
An information sheet in preparation for consultation about Nova Scotia’s provincial water strategy. (2008)
(Radio-Canada, January 4th 2013)
Coast is clear, or should be, of unsuitable development
(Chronicle Herald, June 23, 2012)
Nova Scotia needs to show leadership on water policy
(Chronicle Herald, July 16, 2011)
An ounce of prevention: implement water strategy now
(Chronicle Herald, Thursday, Jan 27, 2011)
Bottle ban bold move
(Chronicle Herald, June 16 2010)
Clean Water Innovation and Green Jobs Only in Ontario?
(Originally published in the Chronicle Herald, March 20, 2010)
Climate Change: Reducing Risks and Costs
(Originally published in the Chronicle Herald, June 25, 2009)
Protecting the Coasts: A Call for Provincial Strategy (pdf document).
(originally published in BTI, Summer/Fall 2007)
Taking a stand for the coast (originally published in the Chronicle Herald, June 26 2007)
A few things Nova Scotia can do right now for the coast (originally published in the Chronicle Herald, February 2007)
Just another day at the beach? (originally published in the Chronicle Herald, September 19, 2006)
Your dream home here?
Shocking examples of bad coastal development
Corning, Lesley. 2003. Birds of Nova Scotia Salt Marshes. Coastal Issues Committee Publication Number 2. Ecology Action Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Coastlines Natural History Column
Coastlines was a natural history column raising knowledge and awareness of native species, habitats, and human ecology in coastal Nova Scotia. You can view previous articles here.
'Applied Stormwater Management' workshop participants report (Halifax).
‘Stormwater and Wastewater Management’ workshop participants report (Digby and Saint John).
Communicating about Coastal Erosion with Northumberland Strait Property Owners - Executive Summary (September, 2011)
Coastal Climate Change Adaptation: An Opportunity for Nova Scotia’s Towns & Municipalities (July 2010)
Headwaters to Coasts -- Getting to Watershed Management in Nova Scotia (June 2010)
- regular version for viewing online [pdf, 1,769 KB]
- Water Caucus response to provincial draft Water Strategy [pdf, 235 KB]
On the Rocks -- healing our dysfunctional relationship with the coast
- printable version [pdf, 241 KB]
- regular version for viewing online [pdf, 760 KB ]
- EAC Cheat Sheet on the State of Nova Scotia's Coast [pdf 26 KB] Our answers to the Government of Nova Scotia's online questionnaire
- Tackling priority issues [Word document, 56 KB] The province of Nova Scotia has identified 6 priority coastal issues. Download this document to learn how EAC would tackle these issues.
Workshop: The Role of Municipalities, First Nations and Communities in Coastal Management (June 17, 2009)
Workshop: We All Share the Coast (May 7, 2009):
On The Front Lines: Strategies for Healthy Beaches in Nova Scotia (pdf, 3 MB)
Sadie Beaton, March 2009
For Our Birds. 2008. (pdf)
Outcomes of the November, 2008 conference.
Exploring Issues: Engaging Partners - Risk Assessment, Coastal Planning and Climate Change. 2008. (pdf)
Results of an exploratory research project carried out by Amber Nicol between June and September 2008 with funding from the Ocean Management Research Network's Socio-Economics of Climate Change Working Group. The focus of the project was discussion climate change and risk management with real estate, planners, insurance industry and developers.
Changing Climate, Changing Coasts: Report from the June 6th 2007 Learning Circle on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Nova Scotia . June 2007. Ecology Action Centre, Coastal Communities Network and the Coastal Coalition of Nova Scotia
Six Years in the Mud. Restoring Maritime Salt Marshes: Lessons Learned and Moving forward. Proceedings of the Salt Marsh Restoration Workshop, Dartmouth NS, Feb 1-2, 2007. (Interactive CD).
(Summary available as pdf document)
Cameron, C., et al. 2000. Getting Dirty: the Why and How of Salt Marsh Restoration. Proceedings of the Salt Marsh Restoration Workshop, Wolfville, NS, Nov 5-7, 2000. Marine Issues Committee Special Publication Number 8. Ecology Action Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Stormwater Workshop Presentations
Presentation to Minerals Expert Panel, January 12, 2010. Natural Resources Management Strategy, Phase II
Presentation to Parks Expert Panel, January 12, 2010. Natural Resources Management Strategy, Phase II
Hynes, N., Bowron,T., and Duffy, M. 2005. Opportunities for salt marsh and tidal river restoration in the Southern Bight of the Minas Basin, Nova Scotia. The Ecology Action Centre, Coastal, Issues Special Publication Number 4.
Hynes, N., Bowron, T., and Duffy, M. 2005. Tidal Barriers and Opportunities for Salt Marsh and Tidal River Restoration in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. The Ecology Action Centre, Coastal, Issues Special Publication Number 3.
Hynes, N. 2005. Tidal Barriers Audit Summary Report: Lower Bay of Fundy. Ecology Action Centre, Coastal Issues Special Publication Number 5.
Dalton, S and Mouland, L. 2002. Marshes, Tides and Crossings: Colchester County Tidal Barriers Audit Report. Coastal Issues Committee Special Publication Number 1. Ecology Action Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Bowron, T.M. and A., Fitzpatrick. 2001. Assessment of Tidal Restrictions along Hants County’s Highway 215: Opportunities and Recommendations for Salt Marsh Restoration. Marine Issues Committee Special Publication Number 9, Ecology Action Center, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Reviving our Rivers. Tidal barriers, salt marshes and fish passage in the Bay of Fundy (8 page colour bulletin). The Ecology Action Centre, Halifax, N.S. 2006.
The Nova Scotia Coastal Water Trail. A Guide for Recreational Boaters (Lunenburg to Halifax). The Ecology Action Centre, N.S., July 2000
Bowron, T.M., J Graham, and M Butler. 1999. Community and Social Considerations in Salt Marsh Restoration Work in Nova Scotia. Ecology Action Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
For copies of these publications or more information, please contact the Coastal Issues Committee at 442-5046.
Phone: (902) 442-5046
Fax: (902) 405-3716
How do you like your coast? Take action on coastal issues that matter to you. The Coastal Issues Committee meets at the EAC on the last Thursday of every month at 5:30PM.