Coastal Management in Australia

Coastal Management in Australia

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qThe 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 managementq--Publisher's description.... been much uncertainty over the importance of stormwater to the pollution load of nearshore waters. t his uncertainty is being ... Sydney Water (1995) noted that of the regiona#39;s 3000 sewer overflow points, 200 were reported to be overflowing even in ... Waters Act standards for primary contact on 98% of occasions, and that nutrient levels were also high. t he Sydney ... open ocean Sydney coastal waters could suffer nutrient build-up because of water circulation, but deterioration of Portanbsp;...

Title:Coastal Management in Australia
Author:Brian Caton
Publisher:University of Adelaide Press - 2010


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