Coastal Management Articles

  • NoiseNews: Something Fishy Going on in British Waters?

    The seas around Britain may be getting too noisy. So noisy in fact that fish species such as cod and haddock are having difficulty communicating with each other. If their chatter is being obscured, it could affect their ability to breed at a time when stock numbers are recovering. It has long been recognised that large marine mammals are susceptible to noise pollution – as ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Sea Level Rise: Risk and Resilience in Coastal Cities

    Introduction One of the most dire impacts of anthropogenic climate change is a rise in the global sea level caused by the melting of glaciers and land-based ice caps, as well as a smaller increase from expansion due to the higher temperature of the water itself.  Unlike some other predicted effects of climate change, this impact has already been observed for some time.  Indeed, ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Uncertainty-based flood resiliency evaluation of wastewater treatment plants

    Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) have a significant role in urban systems’ serviceability. These infrastructures, especially in coastal regions, are vulnerable to flooding. To minimize vulnerability, a better understanding of flood risk must be realized. To quantify the extent of efforts for flood risk management, a unified index is needed for evaluating resiliency as a key concept in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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.

  • Optimal groundwater management using state-space surrogate models: a case study for an arid coastal region

    A surrogate modeling framework is developed in this study to circumvent the computational burden of high-fidelity numerical groundwater models for arid coastal aquifers. Two different surrogate models, namely, artificial neural network (ANN) and Gaussian process model (GPM) are trained to replace the computationally expensive numerical flow and transport model OpenGeoSys. A novel time-dependent ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Multi‐media screening of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) in coastal urban watersheds in Southern California (USA)

    To examine the occurrence and fate of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) and inform future monitoring of CECs in coastal urban waterways, water, sediment and fish tissue samples were collected and analyzed for a broad suite of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), commercial/household chemicals, current use pesticides and hormones in an effluent‐dominated river and multiple ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • ANFIS and ANN models for the estimation of wind and wave-induced current velocities at Joeutsu-Ogata coast

    In this study, the adaptive network-based fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) and artificial neural network (ANN) were employed to estimate the wind- and wave-induced coastal current velocities. The collected data at the Joeutsu-Ogata coast of the Japan Sea were used to develop the models. In the models, significant wave height, wave period, wind direction, water depth, incident wave angle, and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Can software save salt marshes?

    Computer models that help oceanside cities plan for their future also hold hope for a threatened coastal ecosystem. It’s a mild and sunny summer day on the tidal salt marshes at Barn Island Wildlife Management Area, which sits across Little Narragansett bay from ...


    By Ensia

  • Trends of climate with rapid change in Sinai, Egypt

    This study presents evidence for rapid climate change in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. Analyses of data for temperature and rainfall from 1970 to 2014 show a clear tendency towards decreasing rainfall and increasing average temperatures. This trend caused severe droughts for many years that were suddenly interrupted by high and unpredictable rainfall that fluctuated heavily in space and time. If ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A cost-effective method to protect the coastal regions from sea level rise. A case study: northern coasts of Egypt

    Sea level rise resulting from climate change represents one of the major challenges for coastal regions, e.g., coastal erosion, submergence of shore cities and saltwater intrusion. This study presents a feasibility study of using a diaphragm wall (DW) to protect the northern coasts of Egypt from sea level rise. The study includes assessment of environmental and socio-economic impacts of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Stochastic simulation of groundwater dynamics based on grey theory and seasonal decomposition model in a coastal aquifer of South China

    Accurate and reliable prediction of groundwater level is a critical component in coastal water management. It is important to find a suitable model with acceptable accuracy. This paper presents a comparative study with seasonal decomposition method of time series analysis and GM (1,1) method, which are applied to test the model accuracy by simulating groundwater levels of two representative ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • BTs, PAHs, OCPs and PCBs in sediments and bivalve mollusks in a mid‐latitude environment from the Patagonian coastal zone

    BTs, PAHs, OCPs and PCBs were assessed in a mid‐latitude environment of the Patagonian coast, distant from important pollutant sources. Bioaccumulation processes through bottom sediment re‐suspension were suggested by BTs level found in surface sediment ( ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Modeling of coastal water contamination in Fortaleza (Northeastern Brazil)

    An important tool in environmental management projects and studies due to the complexity of environmental systems, environmental modeling makes it possible to integrate many variables and processes, thereby providing a dynamic view of systems. In this study the bacteriological quality of the coastal waters of Fortaleza (a state capital in Northeastern Brazil) was modeled considering multiple ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The variation of stygofauna along a gradient of salinization in a coastal aquifer

    We examined the variation of stygofauna composition collected in wells, along a gradient in groundwater salinity/conductivity in a coastal aquifer from southern Portugal. The studied coastal aquifer is considered vulnerable to salinization due to seawater intrusion, caused by overexploitation of the aquifer. Knowing the response of the stygofauna species to present levels of groundwater ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Cost comparison of seawater for toilet flushing and wastewater recycling

    As freshwater resources are becoming increasingly scarce, unconventional sources of water should be given new consideration. In coastal cities, seawater, with minimal treatment, can be used for toilet flushing, reducing the demand for freshwater. Currently, it is practised on a large scale only in Hong Kong. This study estimates the cost of seawater flushing and compares it to the cost of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2015

    This paper presents the results of our sixth annual horizon scan, which aims to identify phenomena that may have substantial effects on the global environment, but are not widely known or well understood. A group of professional horizon scanners, researchers, practitioners, and a journalist identified 15 topics via an iterative, Delphi-like process. Wetlands International was part ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Mudbank - Responsible business supporting biodiversity and flyway conservation

    Mudbank is an innovative approach for business to support the conservation of wetlands and migratory waterbirds around the globe. To offset the impact of development projects, Mudbank invests on behalf of companies in the permanent protection of important coastal habitat along migratory flyways. It is designed to be an option in the Mitigation Hierarchy—and not just an “in lieu ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Keep it Fresh or Salty - An introductory guide to financing wetland carbon programs and projects

    Wetlands have been the focus of conservation and restoration efforts for over a century. A diverse portfolio of financing sources has been used for supporting such activities including philanthropy, multi- and bilateral aid, in-country governmental funding, tourismrelated and other usage fees, as well as fees and levies associated with wetlands-centric extractive industries (e.g. peat ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Lessons learnt from adaptation planning in four deltas and coastal cities

    Deltas and coastal cities around the world face the need to adapt to uncertain future changes. We compared adaptation planning on flood risk management in four cases based on three main elements of adaptive planning: to prepare for a wide range of plausible future scenarios; to respond to change with robust and flexible actions; and to monitor critical changes to be able to reassess the plan ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Coastal zones: achieving sustainable management

    Coastal zones are the link between land and the sea and are unique areas, highly diverse in species, habitats and ecosystems. They are environmentally sensitive and economically valuable, with ecosystems rich in biodiversity also providing benefits such as protection from the elements, food and opportunities for the generation of renewable energy. They are also extremely important to human ...

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