Dubai Coastal Zone Monitoring Program

Function & Responsibilities of CWMS

The Coastal Zone & Waterways Management Section has both an operational and a strategic function within the Municipality as follows:

  • Implement principles and procedures of Integrated Coastal Zone Management to Dubai coastal zone and waterways
  • Formulate legislations and regulations for effective and productive management of Dubai coast
  • Regulate the activities within the Coastal Zone by issuing permits
  • Deploy state of art measuring and monitoring techniques to construct better understanding of the coastal zone dynamics
  • Create an intensive marine database for morphodynamic, hydrodynamic and metrological data
  • Employ mathematical modeling studies to predict coastal changes
  • Execute well designed coastal protection solutions to mitigate coastal erosion problems