Making Waves

Integrating Coastal Conservation and Development

Author: Katrina Brown,Emma Louise Tompkins

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136561897

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

View: 2305

Coastal zones are critical multiple-use resources, under pressure from constant demands from different sources - conservation, economic growth and social welfare. This book identifies the dilemmas of managing conservation and development in coastal areas. It offers important information on the management, conservation and social implications of coastal resources. The authors present a variety of participatory methods and techniques that can be used to show the success or otherwise of the different uses and how they affect the users. Their interdisciplinary analysis draws upon scientific knowledge as well as the latest social science insights on property rights and governance. The book is intended for researchers and students in geography, development studies and environmental planning, and also for practitioners in natural resource management and coastal zone management.

Integrated Coastal Management

From Post-graduate to Professional Coastal Manager : a Teaching Manual

Author: Martin Le Tissier

Publisher: Eburon Uitgeverij B.V.

ISBN: 9059723279

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 205

View: 2129

Integrated coastal management is unquestionably important, but it's extremely difficult in practice because it requires skills derived from various disciplines. In order to succeed, coastal managers must overcome disciplinary boundaries and construct a holistic vision that is both practical and unique to their profession. This manual provides university teachers with a three-module course to train professional coastal managers. As many students and teachers in this field are from the natural sciences, the focus is on embedding social science concepts and approaches into education for coastal management.

Coastal and Marine Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

Author: Jean Ellis,Douglas J. Sherman

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123965381

Category: Nature

Page: 592

View: 1251

Sea and Ocean Hazards, Risks and Disasters provides a scientific approach to those hazards and disasters related to the Earth's coasts and oceans. This is the first book to integrate scientific, social, and economic issues related to disasters such as hazard identification, risk analysis, and planning, relevant hazard process mechanics, discussions of preparedness, response, and recovery, and the economics of loss and remediation. Throughout the book cases studies are presented of historically relevant hazards and disasters as well as the many recent catastrophes. Contains contributions from experts in the field selected by a world-renowned editorial board Cutting-edge discussion of natural hazard topics that affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of humans worldwide Numerous full-color tables, GIS maps, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs of hazardous processes in action will be included

Science, Information, and Policy Interface for Effective Coastal and Ocean Management

Author: Bertrum H. MacDonald,Suzuette S. Soomai,Elizabeth M. De Santo,Peter G. Wells

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498731716

Category: Law

Page: 474

View: 1914

This book provides a timely analysis of the role that information—particularly scientific information—plays in the policy-making and decision-making processes in coastal and ocean management. It includes contributions from global experts in marine environmental science, marine policy, fisheries, public policy and administration, resource management, risk management, and information management. The book is divided into four sections that provide focused analyses, including An overview of the characteristics of the science–policy interface, including a discussion of the role of scientific information in policy making and an argument that the term "science–policy interface" is inaccurate due to the existence of many possible interfaces Descriptions of fundamental concepts and principles for understanding the role of information in effective integrated coastal and ocean management National and international case studies that illustrate key factors in successful science–policy interfaces, such as awareness, communication, and use of information Critical issues and future research challenges The book also explores the different types of science–policy interfaces existing within and between different organizations, as well as the various roles that different types of non-governmental organizations play in producing and disseminating information. Science, Information, and Policy Interface for Effective Coastal and Ocean Management presents a wealth of knowledge that enhances current best practices to achieve more effective communication and use of marine environmental information. Useful to all major groups in the policy-making process, from senior policy- and decision-makers to practitioners in coastal and ocean management, it helps to increase understanding of catalysts and barriers to communicating research findings. It also serves as a starting point for further research and progress in efficient marine environment management.

Resilience, Development and Global Change

Author: Katrina Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134614187

Category: Science

Page: 228

View: 8210

Resilience is currently infusing policy debates and public discourses, widely promoted as a normative goal in fields as diverse as the economy, national security, personal development and well-being. Resilience thinking provides a framework for understanding dynamics of complex, inter-connected social, ecological and economic systems. The book critically analyzes the multiple meanings and applications of resilience ideas in contemporary society and to suggests where, how and why resilience might cause us to re-think global change and development, and how this new approach might be operationalized. The book shows how current policy discourses on resilience promote business-as-usual rather than radical responses to change. But it argues that resilience can help understand and respond to the challenges of the contemporary age. These challenges are characterized by high uncertainty; globalized and interconnected systems; increasing disparities and limited choices. Resilience thinking can overturn orthodox approaches to international development dominated by modernization, aid dependency and a focus on economic growth and to global environmental change – characterized by technocratic approaches, market environmentalism and commoditization of ecosystem services. Resilience, Development and Global Change presents a sophisticated, theoretically informed synthesis of resilience thinking across disciplines. It applies resilience ideas specifically to international development and relates resilience to core theories in development and shows how a radical, resilience-based approach to development might transform responses to climate change, to the dilemmas of managing forests and ecosystems, and to rural and urban poverty in the developing world. The book provides fresh perspectives for scholars of international development, environmental studies and geography and add new dimensions for those studying broader fields of ecology and society.

Coastal Management in Australia

Author: Brian Caton

Publisher: University of Adelaide Press

ISBN: 0980723035

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

View: 3139

"The coast is one of our most valuable assets but how is it being treated and what is being done to look after it? Coastal Management in Australia is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of this important subject. Interesting case studies are used to illustrate human impact on coastal processes as well as demonstrating the global significance of the coast and the international imperative to manage it properly. Coastal Management in Australia introduces the background to the various coastal management systems operating in Australia and illustrates these with 'real world' examples from the different states and territories. Since this book was first published yet another parliamentary inquiry has been added to some 30 years of national inquiries into coastal management, with further calls for national co-ordination. In addition, the Australian government has focused attention on the potential risks of climate change for the Australian coast. Both authors have national and international coastal expertise; significant academic teaching experience in coastal processes and coastal management; coastal planning and policy skills; and have extensive government expertise in coastal management"--Publisher's description.

Coastal Dunes

Ecology and Conservation

Author: M. L. Martínez,Norbert P. Psuty

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540740023

Category: Science

Page: 388

View: 9454

In this book, coastal dune specialists from tropical and temperate latitudes cover a wide set of topics, including: geomorphology, community dynamics, ecophysiology, biotic interactions and environmental problems and conservation. The book offers recommendations for future research, identifying relevant topics where detailed knowledge is still lacking. It also identifies management tools that will promote and maintain the rich diversity of the dune environments in the context of continuing coastal development.

Handbook of Coastal Disaster Mitigation for Engineers and Planners

Author: Miguel Esteban,Hiroshi Takagi,Tomoya Shibayama

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0128012706

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 788

View: 411

The world’s population is expected to increase to over 8 billion by 2020. About 60% of the total population of the world lives in coastal areas and 65% of the cities with a population of over 2.5 million are located in coastal areas. Written by an international panel of experts in the fields of engineering and risk management, The Handbook of Coastal Disasters Mitigation presents a coherent overview of 10 years of coastal disaster risk management and engineering, during which some of the most relevant events of recent time have taken place, including the Indian Ocean tsunami, hurricanes Katrina and Sandy in the United States or the 2011 Japanese tsunami. International case studies offer practical lessons on how disaster resilience can be improved in the future Contains tools and techniques for analyzing and managing the risk of coastal disasters Provides engineering measures for mitigating coastal vulnerability to tsunamis, tropical cyclones, and hurricanes Includes crucial tactics for rehabilitation and reconstruction of the infrastructure

The Impact of Climate Change on Ecosystems and Species

Terrestrial Ecosystems

Author: John Pernetta

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 9782831701714

Category: Nature

Page: 99

View: 8425

This series presents the results of an investigation by IUCN s Global Change Programme into the possible implications of predicted global change for natural systems and their management. This publication examines issues specific to terrestrial ecosystems."

Biodiversity in the Seas

Implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity in Marine and Coastal Habitats

Author: A. Charlotte De Fontaubert,David R. Downes,Tundi Agardy

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 2831703387

Category: Science

Page: 82

View: 2205


Beach Management

Principles and Practice

Author: Allan Thomas Williams,Anton Micallef

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849770034

Category: Nature

Page: 480

View: 3535

Whether a sunbathing beach in the Mediterranean, a surf beach in Australia, a conservation area in the UK or a wild section of wind-and wave-swept dunes on the Oregon coast, beaches are one of the most widely loved and heavily used and abused areas in the world. Competing social or recreational, economic and conservation uses and the needs of many users make beach management particularly challenging but vitally important. This comprehensive book provides full coverage of beach management principles and practice, with an emphasis on needs-based management. The book comprises two sections. Part one covers beach management principles and theory and addresses practical management tools and guidelines including how to determine the best management strategy for different beach types (linear, pocket, resort, urban, village, rural and remote) as well as how to include user preferences and priorities in effective management plans. The second section provides a wealth of case studies of best and worst practice authored by a cast of international beach management experts from the UK, USA, New Zealand, the Mediterranean, and Latin America. The emphasis throughout the book is on optimizing economic, social and environmental outcomes and reconciling competing needs in management planning for beach area.

Coastal Conservation

Author: Brooke Maslo,Julie L. Lockwood

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107022797

Category: Nature

Page: 395

View: 6071

An exploration of the biodiversity status of coastal habitats worldwide, emphasising their importance to society, major threats and conservation challenges.

Participatory Environmental Policy Processes

Experiences from North and South

Author: Tim Holmes,Ian Scoones

Publisher: N.A


Category: Environmental policy

Page: 62

View: 3798

There is a growing recognition across the world that citizens should play a role in informing and shaping environmental policy. But how should this be done? This paper explores one route, where opportunities 'from above' are created often, but not exclusively so, by the state, and often through local government policy and planning processes. A set of approaches - known collectively as Deliberative Inclusionary Processes (DIPs) - is explored in different settings through thirty five case studies from both North and South. Through an examination of lessons emerging from the case studies, both practical issues and methodological questions are considered. The latter questions arise from asking who convenes the process?, who defines the questions?, and how are multiple forms of expertise accommodated?. The paper shows how power relations and institutional contexts critically affect the outcome of DIPs processes. Without linking such processes to broader processes of policy change - including connections to conventional forms of democratic representation - DIPs may simply be one-off events, and so their considerable potential for transforming environmental policy processes would go unrealised.

Strengthening Resilience in Post-Disaster Situations

Stories, Experience and Lessons from South Asia

Author: Julian Gonsalves,Priyanka Mohan

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 8171889042

Category: Political Science

Page: 799

View: 7015

To mitigate, develop, and improve the lives of those vulnerable to intense natural disasters, climate change, and food insecurity, many agencies are funding and implementing diverse activities from reconstruction to rehabilitation, and this book presents the lessons and impacts from a collection of these projects. It describes concepts, strategies, processes, and tools in such a way that they can be easily replicated and shared with a wider audience. This study explains that mid- to long-term interventions, strategies, and practical approaches in particular are being designed and adopted to build the resilience of the poor. It describes valuable practical experiences and lessons from the field, capturing a range of interventions from implementing agencies involved in post-disaster rehabilitation. It is comprised of 79 papers grouped into four sections: coastal threats and challenges in South Asia; disaster risk reduction and the combining of resilience, mitigation, and adaptation; pathways for building the capacity of vulnerable communities to withstand and rebuild from natural disasters; and real-life postdisaster rehabilitation and resilience-building projects that have led to positive change at the community level. This is an exceptional resource for anyone concerned with disaster management and rehabilitation work, including students, researchers, policymakers, and members of nongovernmental organizations.