coastal management Articles

  • Pilot projects and their diffusion: a case study of integrated coastal management in South Africa

    Pilot projects are policy instruments mainly applied to introduce or test new practices, concepts or technologies. Pilot projects can lead to a broader policy transition. However, the diffusion process associated with the pilot projects is not well understood. In this paper, we investigate the diffusion of pilot projects, focusing on the nature of the diffusion (the innovation itself, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Integrated management of the coastal zone for the Gulf region

    The Gulf ecosystem is and has been under considerable stress, both naturally as well as due to anthropogenic activities associated with the exploitation of enormous oil and gas reserves in the region. This study focuses on developing and recommending an integrated strategic plan for the management of coastal resources in the Gulf region. An incremental approach has been recommended to minimise ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analysis of wastewater management in the Florida Keys

    Maintaining water quality in the Florida Keys is vital to the area’s economy. However, the lack of sewage infrastructure has degraded nearshore water quality. The Monroe County Year 2010 Comprehensive Plan outlines strategies to improve sewage infrastructure to meet the State of Florida’s 2010 effluent standards. This paper assesses the progress of the Monroe County Year 2010 Comprehensive Plan ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 10 messages for 2010 - coastal ecosystems

    Key messages: 1) As an interface between land and sea, European coastlines provide vital resources for wildlife, but also for the economy and human health and well-being. 2) Multiple pressures, including habitat loss and degradation, pollution, climate change and overexploitation of fish stocks, affect coastal ecosystems. 3) Coastal habitat types and species of Community interest are at risk in ...

  • A Multi-Metric Index for Evaluating the Condition of Riparian Corridors

    ABSTRACT Preservation and restoration of riparian corridors are among the highest priorities for watershed and coastal management; however, no assessment method currently incorporates the range of elements necessary to fully characterize the health of these systems. This paper presents the development of a broad index to comprehensively evaluate riparian ecosystem condition and measure human ...

  • Building with Nature Documentary

    Indonesian coasts suffer from erosion, caused by sea level rise, mangrove conversion for aquaculture and groundwater extraction. In some places kilometres of land are lost and this will exacerbate with climate change. Hard structures like sea walls are ineffective in mud-coasts, expensive and unable to adapt to climate change. Furthermore, they fail to provide the economic, environmental and ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Surrogate-based pumping optimization of coastal aquifers under limited computational budgets

    The computationally expensive variable density and salt transport numerical models hinder the implementation of simulation-optimization routines for coastal aquifer management. To reduce the computational cost, surrogate models have been utilized in pumping optimization of coastal aquifers. However, it has not been previously addressed whether surrogate modelling is effective given a limited ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Scenario tools for environmental planning. Supporting integrated coastal zone and water resources management in two Greek islands

    This article critically examines the usefulness of scenarios in supporting environment-development planning, drawing from the experience of two differentiated case studies: integrated coastal zone in the Greek island of Rhodes (a country pilot project of the Coastal Area Management Programme implemented under the auspices of UNEP's Mediterranean Action Plan) and a more recent application on ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A strategic decision support framework for integrated coastal zone management

    Given the apparent difficulties of making policy-relevant decisions in the context of the sustainable development of coastal zones, a tri-phasic framework is proposed, whose aim is to formalise the ICZM (integrated coastal zone management) decision-making process. This formalisation is meant to promote shared responsibility, accountability and transparency, hence the justifiability of actions. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Scientists dealing with stakeholders' demand for coral reef management indicators: methodological approach and issues

    The purpose of this paper is to analyse how to relate scientific supply to demand regarding sustainable management indicators. This discussion is based on coastal zone management in Reunion Island, for which socioeconomic indicators have been developed. This research allows us to establish conditions to connect social demand with the scientific supply of indicators: to develop an iterative ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Coastal Capital: Economic valuation of coral reefs in Tobago and St. Lucia

    The economic benefits derived from coral reefs are vital to the economies of small island states in the Caribbean. Economic valuation of these benefits helps to guide the wise, sustainable use of these resources. Coral reefs provide many benefits, sometimes called ecosystem goods and services, which are of high value and critical importance to local and national economies in the Caribbean. These ...

  • Stakeholder involvement for management of the coastal zone

    The European Union has taken the lead to promote the management of coastal systems. Management strategies are implemented by the Water Framework Directive (WFD), the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), as well as the recent Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) Directive. Most EU directives have a strong focus on public participation; however, a recent review found that the actual ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Canarina DESCAR software · environmental impact design · commands 16

    Print image.- This command send a pixel-by-pixel image of the program window to the printer. To print with Print image command, you must first display that information on the program window and then print with this command. This command is by far the easiest way to print from your application.  Because it may ...

  • The T assessment tool: a simple metric for assessing multidisciplinary graduate education

    Although there is considerable activity in developing assessment protocols for undergraduate learning, there are few established models for assessment of student progress in multidisciplinary doctoral-level graduate education. To resolve this impediment in tracking graduate student development, we created a simple assessment tool based on the concept of T competency that allows graduate students ...

  • Climate change: a critical challenge for the water sector

    This paper presents an overview of the impacts of climate variability and the expected consequences of climate change in India, and discusses possible solutions for coping with those changes within the context of integrated water resource management.Keywords: climate change, coastal zone management, nuclear desalination, India, water resources, water resource ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Newtons Cove Coast Protection Scheme

    Using tried and tested techniques, B&V Water River & Coastal Management experts replaced an existing seawall and won an environmental award in the process. The chilled rough waters of the English Channel have pounded and eroded the coast of England for millennia causing present day problems for towns and villages clustered close to the sea since ancient times. In the county of Dorset on ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Spotlights on ‘Building with Nature’ by Netherlands and Indonesia

    Yesterday, a week-long exchange visit about integrated coastal management by the government of Indonesia to the Netherlands was formally opened by Wim Kuijken, Deltacommissioner of the Netherlands. Both Wim Kuijken and Mr. Eko Rudianto, Director of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia highlighted ‘Building with Nature’ as an effective approach to sustainable ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Remote Ocean Sensing by HF Radar

    Coastal radar has become an increasingly important monitoring tool for hazard management and environmental protection During the past few years remote ocean sensing by HF (highfrequency) radar has become more and more valuable to modern coastal management. lt offers an insight into the dynamics of the coastal seas for a variety of applications without ever leaving dry land. For example, search ...


    By Helzel Messtechnik GmbH

  • The Changing Faces of Europe`s Coastal Areas

    Executive Summary This report provides information on the state of the environment in the coastal areas of Europe, and provides evidence of the need for a more integrated, long-term approach. Since 1995, concern about the state of Europe's coastline has led to a number of EU initiatives, which build on the concept of integrated coastal zone management (ICZM). ICZM attempts to balance the needs of ...

  • A multicriteria participation-based methodology for selecting sustainable development indicators: an incentive tool for concerted decision making beyond the diagnosis framework

    This paper describes the elaboration of an observation system based on a participative multicriteria valuation method in order to take into account the sustainability problem related to the Thau lagoon in the Mediterranean area of France. These methodologies enable the elaboration, selection and prioritisation of sustainable development indicators according to expectations and uses to be complied ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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