Managing Wastewater in Coastal Urban Areas

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National Academies Press, Feb 1, 1993 - Science - 496 pages
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Close to one-half of all Americans live in coastal counties. The resulting flood of wastewater, stormwater, and pollutants discharged into coastal waters is a major concern. This book offers a well-delineated approach to integrated coastal management beginning with wastewater and stormwater control.
The committee presents an overview of current management practices and problems. The core of the volume is a detailed model for integrated coastal management, offering basic principles and methods, a direction for moving from general concerns to day-to-day activities, specific steps from goal setting through monitoring performance, and a base of scientific and technical information. Success stories from the Chesapeake and Santa Monica bays are included.
The volume discusses potential barriers to integrated coastal management and how they may be overcome and suggests steps for introducing this concept into current programs and legislation.
This practical volume will be important to anyone concerned about management of coastal waters: policymakers, resource and municipal managers, environmental professionals, concerned community groups, and researchers, as well as faculty and students in environmental studies.

 

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Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
Integrated Coastal Management 13
References 19
INTEGRATED COASTAL MANAGEMENT 74
Conclusion 85
BENEFITS BARRIERS SOLUTIONS AND IMPLEMENTA TION
APPENDIXES
Controls on Eutrophication and Nuisance Blooms in Coastal Waters
B MICROBIAL PATHOGENS IN COASTAL WATERS 203
TRANSPORT AND FATE OF POLLUTANTS IN THE 231
ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT OPTIONS FOR 295
E POLICY OPTIONS AND TOOLS FOR CONTROLLING 394
F BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES 431
G CONTRIBUTORS TO THE COMMITTEES EFFORT 443
INDEX 451
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