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Coastal Planning and Management by Robert Kay

By Robert Kay

The first accomplished tool-kit for coastal planners and people aiming to accomplish potent coastal administration world wide. Coastal making plans and Management presents a hyperlink among making plans and administration instruments and therefore comprises all phases within the method, from improvement via evaluate to implementation.

Drawing on examples of profitable coastal making plans and administration from around the globe, the authors offer transparent and functional instructions for the folks who make day-by-day judgements in regards to the world's coastlines.

Coastal making plans and Management is a useful source for execs in environmental and making plans consultancies, overseas corporations and governmental departments, in addition to for teachers and researchers within the neighborhood and overseas fields of geography, marine and environmental technological know-how, marine and coastal engineering and marine coverage and planning.

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Clearly this is not an acceptable practice except under very strict controls. International agreements such as MARPOL prohibit dumping at sea, and many nations have also enacted national legislation banning disposal at sea. Disposal of toxic substances such as radioactive wastes carries considerable risks since our knowledge of the long-term storage of such materials in marine environments is very limited. 9 Pollution of urban coastal waters—the case of Jakarta, Indonesia Pollution of nearshore waters adjacent to coastal cities has long been a problem.

Other resources such as mineral sands, coral and salt are exploited at the coast and can result in major environmental impacts when improperly managed. Again there are conflicting uses when land is used in conjunction with these activities. Waste products from mining operations can enter the system either through runoff or leakage from settling ponds or tailings sites. In many tropical nations, coral is a cheap source of building and roadmaking material. Many of the coastal erosion problems in the developing world are due to unmanaged mining of fringing reefs.

The scale of this growth in recent years has been staggering (Haub, 1996), with estimates putting the world’s present population in coastal areas as equal to that of the entire global population of the 1950s (Edgren, 1993). , 1995). These growth trends are set to continue, with scenarios of future populations estimating that in 30 years more people will live in the world’s coastal zones than are alive today (NOAA, 1994a). Population growth in coastal areas has two main causes. First, it reflects the general trend of population growth in developing countries, linked to ruralurban migration; and second, the migration from inland areas to the coast, which often offers people more economic, social and recreational opportunities than inland areas (Goldberg, 1994).

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