Our Work

NCBIWA’s purpose is to:

  • Educate elected officials and the public on the importance of beach renourishment and coastal preservation, sustainability and resiliency through the information presented at our annual meetings and conferences and;
  • Advocate on behalf of our members on the Local, State and Federal levels to promote funding for coastal infrastructure including beach renourishment, storm damage mitigation and;
  • Encourage the use of science and technology to advance coastal research by governmental and non-governmental organizations and;
  • Promote the routine maintenance of federal navigation channels, including the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, and the proper best use of coastal sediment: better known as Beneficial Use of Dredged Material (BUDM).

NCBIWA has been successful in:

  • Collaborating with Local, State and Federal agencies to promote effective coastal management practices and;
  • Revamping a number of coastal rules and requiring others to be reviewed while streamlining the permit process and;
  • Restructuring the Coastal Resource Commission and;
  • Advocating for fairness in coastal insurance rates and;
  • Creating and advocating for continual funding for the Shallow Draft Navigation Channel Dredging and Aquatic Weed Fund and;
  • Working with N.C. General Assembly in establishing and funding a Coastal Storm Damage Mitigation Fund and;
  • Maintaining federal funding for approved federal beach renourishment projects.