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Port of Manzanillo: Climate risk management (Mexico)

Source(s):  Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

The study analyses how climate-related risks and opportunities could affect the various elements of the Port of Manzanillo’s (Mexico) value chain, and identifies and quantifies (where possible) the key risks and opportunities. It identifies three main climate risks facing the port:

  • Flooding of access roads;
  • Infrastructure damage from flooding;
  • Increased sediment in the port that could prevent ships from accessing the port.

The study goes on to present 21 adaptation options to increase the port's resilience, of which the priority measures are:

  • Upgrading drainage system inside the port to increase maximum capacity and handle increased flow;
  • Retroffiting infrastructure or assets that are vulnerable to flooding, in particular criticial infrastructure;
  • Engaging with stakeholders to plan landscape level flood management options;
  • Reviewing early flood warning systems and identify areas for improvement in light of increased risk due to climate change;
  • Reviewing options for using sustainable drainage systems taking into account potential for changes in precipitation;
  • Upgrading and improving sediment traps;
  • Undertaking review and adjust maintenance program to ensure that maximum capacity of existing drainage system is being achieved e.g. frequency of drain clearance;
  • Considering catchment level landscape planning and ecosystem based adaptation options for reducing risk of drainage overflow.

This publication is published under a Creative Commons IGO 3.0 Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives licence.



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  • Port of Manzanillo: Climate risk management (Mexico)
  • Publication date 2015
  • Author(s) Conell, R.; Canevari, L.; Coleby, C.; Wright, S.; Robertson J.N.; Morgan, W.; Cerezo, A.; Rivero, A.; Ugarte, G.; Larson, R.; Carr, C.; Washington, R.; Saucedo, E.; Ramírez, E.; Olivera, M.; Becker, A.
  • Number of pages 386 p.

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