Managing European Coasts: Past, Present and Future

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Jan E. Vermaat, Laurens Bouwer, R. Kerry Turner, Wim Salomons
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 30, 2006 - Political Science - 388 pages
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Coastal zones play a key role in Earth System functioning and form an “edge for society” providing a significant contribution to the life support systems. Goods and services derived from coastal systems depend strongly on multiple transboundary interactions with the land, atmosphere, open ocean and sea bottom. Increasing demands on coastal resources driven by human habitation, food security, recreation and transportation accelerate the exploitation of the coastal landscape and water bodies. Many coastal areas and human activities are subject to increasing risks from natural and man-induced hazards such as flooding resulting from major changes in hydrology of river systems that has reached a global scale. Changes in the hydrological cycle coupled with changes in land and water management alter fluxes of materials transmitted from river catchments to the coastal zone, which have a major effect on coastal ecosystems. The increasing complexity of underlying processes and forcing functions that drive changes on coastal systems are witnessed at a multiplicity of temporal and spatial scales.
 

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Contents

ELOISE research and the implementation of EU policy
1
The ELOISE contribution
12
List of projects that provided Input in the survey
18
Estuarine transformations of nutrients and organic carbon
30
Structure and function of ecosystems under anthropogenic pressure
39
References
49
Bathing water quality
75
Establishing coastal and marine reserves
102
12
227
climate change and economic development
239
Improving the knowledge base
251
Integrated environmental assessment
258
European coastal futures
265
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271
Identifying significant drivers and pressures
278
Conclusions
285

Participation and involvement of stakeholders
112
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119
A mixed methodological approach
125
References
133
for water management
140
Reference conditions and the implementation
148
Comparative aspects
164
Boundaries of the water body and management structures
187
Institutional change and cost consequences
193
Climate change and coastal management on Europes coast
199
Climate change impacts around Europes coasts
206
Conclusions and further work
218
its lifecycle
291
The need for development and ICZM process in the Costa Brava
306
References
313
Disposal and beneficial reuse of dredged material
320
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Scenarios methodology
335
Policy analysis
342
Conclusions
349
Observed subsidence at AmelandOost after 13 years of exploitation
356
References
363
The need for integrated assessment
365
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