Coastal Management In Australia

Paperback | January 15, 2003

byNick Harvey, Brian Caton

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This book provides the first comprehensive overview of coastal managment in Australia. It demonstrates the global significance of the coast and the international imperative to manage it properly. The book focuses on the pressures being placed on the Australian coast by demonstrating the linksbetween coastal processes and human impacts through an interesting series of case studies, rather than a classic text book approach. It also provides a background to the various coastal managment systems operating in Australia and then illustrates how these work in practice, using selected 'realworld' examples from the different states and territories.

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This book provides the first comprehensive overview of coastal managment in Australia. It demonstrates the global significance of the coast and the international imperative to manage it properly. The book focuses on the pressures being placed on the Australian coast by demonstrating the linksbetween coastal processes and human impacts...

Nick Harvey is at Adelaide University, Australia. Brian Caton is at Flinders University, Australia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.02 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:January 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195537947

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Table of Contents

I. An era of change for Australian coastal management1:1 Global imperatives for coastal management1:2 Global influences on Australian coastal management1:3 What is the Australian coast?Part II: Understanding coastal processes2:1 The dynamics of coastal systems2:2 Global change and Australian coastal processes2:3 Australian case studies of coastal processesII. Human impact on the Australian coast3:1 Coastal impacts from our cities3:2 Non-metropolitan expansion along the coast3:3 Catchments to the coast3:4 Commercial use of coastal waters3:5 Tourism and recreational pressure on the coast3:6 Coastal industry and mining activitiesIV. Managing the Australian coast4:1 The need for management4:2 Government roles and responsibilities4:3 Coastal planning4:4 The role of the community4:5 Sustainable coastal management and scientific uncertainty4:6 Coastal management systems4:7 Management of places of high conservation and landscape valueV. Conclusions and future direction5:1 The state of coastal management in Australia5:2 Coastal management for the 21st century