CATCHMENT2COAST - Research into and modelling of the impacts of river catchment developments on the sustainability of coastal resources, which support urban and rural economies in the Maputo bay - Incomati river in Africa
The catchment2coast (C2C) project was a major research and modelling project that was looking at the impacts of river catchment developments on the sustainability of downstream coastal resources which provide important livelihoods to urban and rural communities. Focused on the Incomati estuary and Maputo Bay in Mozambique, southern Africa, the project aimed to understand what impact human activity in the catchment is having on the shrimp industry in Maputo Bay, an economically important coastal living resource. The project used an interdisciplinary, systems approach to understanding the linkages between the main domains of river catchments and their associated coastal environments. Using a variety of models it aimed to translate human development needs upstream into cost-based consequences at the coast.