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Coastal Zone Management Imperative for Maritime Developing Nations : Coastal Systems and Continental Margins - Bilal U. Haq

Coastal Zone Management Imperative for Maritime Developing Nations

Coastal Systems and Continental Margins

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1997
ISBN: 9780792347651
Number Of Pages: 394

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Anthropogenic transformation of the coastal zone continues at a steady pace, especially in the developing maritime countries, where coastal resources are often crucial to national economies. However, exploitation of these resources is often indiscriminate, ill planned, or carried out without adequate scientific knowledge. This leads to rapid resource depletion, and often irreversible environmental degradation. The 1992 Rio de Janeiro UN Conference on Environment and Development recognized the expediency of an integrated and sustainable use of all coastal resources, functions and services grounded on sound scientific data.
The present volume is based on the 1994 international workshop Integrated Coastal Zone Management, and brings together contributions by leading specialists both on basic concepts and on applications of coastal management. The work is divided into six parts, dealing with the conceptual framework of ICZM; regional and global aspects of coastal management; environmental assessment in ICZM; capacity building and technology transfer; monitoring and environmental analysis; and case studies and status of ICZM plans. The book also incorporates an interactive ICZM planning module, COSMO, which can be of use in designing a management plan for a coast. Attention is also given to long-term environmental effects of present-day actions. It is hoped that COSMO will prove an additional learning tool for ICZM practitioners and enhance the value of the book.
This work is intended to give a broad coverage of conceptual and technical aspects of ICZM, and will be of use to operational executives as well as students of ICZM, environmental economists, policy-makers and senior managers in the international development agencies and governmental and non-governmental organizations. It can be recommended as a textbook and as a reference work.

`The book will be of interest to academics and practitioners of coastal zone management world-wide.' Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 41:5, (1998)

The Conceptual Framework of Integrated Coastal Zone Management
Ecology and Economics: Implications for Integrated Coastal Zone Managementp. 1
Integrated Coastal Zone Management of Developing Maritime Countriesp. 29
Participation of Local Authorities and Communities in Integrated Coastal Zone Managementp. 43
Regional and Global Aspects of Integrated Coastal Zone Management
Regional and Global Oceanographic, Climatic and Geological Factors in Coastal Zone Planningp. 55
Effect of Terrestrial Processes and Human Activities on River Discharge and their Impact of the Coastal Zonep. 75
Physical Environmental Change and Coastal Zone Management. Estimation of Economic Consequencesp. 93
Environmental Assessment in Integrated Coastal Zone Management
Role of Environmental Impact Assessment in Integrated Coastal Zone Managementp. 99
Strategy for Monitoring the Environment in the Coastal Zonep. 111
Capacity Building and Technology Transfer Issues
Capacity Building for Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Countries of South Asiap. 143
Partnerships in Marine Science: The Dutch Experience in Transfer of Knowledgep. 167
Monitoring and Environmental Analyses
Animal Biomarkers as Stress Indicators: Assessing the Health of Organisms in the Environmentp. 181
Carbon, Sulfur and Nitrogen Biogeochemistry of Tropical Mangrove Sedimentsp. 199
Case Studies - Coastal Zone Management Experiences and Status
Coastal Zone Management Experiences in the Netherlandsp. 233
Ecuador's Participatory and Adaptive Approach to Integrated Coastal Managementp. 253
Coastal Zone Management in the Islands of Western Indian Oceanp. 287
African Coastal Areas and their Management for Sustainable Developmentp. 303
Natural and Human Threats to Biodiversity in the Marine Ecosystem of Coastal Pakistanp. 319
Management of the Indus Delta Mangrovesp. 333
Status of Marine Pollution in the Context of Coastal Zone Management in Pakistanp. 347
Economic Development and Integrated Management Issues in Coastal Chinap. 371
Software Inclusion: COSMO - An Integrated Coastal Zone Management Planning Simulation Modulep. 385
List of Contributorsp. 387
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ISBN: 9780792347651
ISBN-10: 079234765X
Series: Coastal Systems and Continental Margins
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 394
Published: 30th November 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.66