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Management and Sustainable Development of Coastal Zone Environments

Aids understanding of the intricacies of coastal zone management
Provides an insight into the vulnerability of the coastal zone

By: AL Ramanathan (Editor), Prosun Bhattacharya (Editor), B Neupane (Editor), T Dittmar (Editor), B Prasad (Editor)

282 pages, 20 colour & 40 b/w illustrations, tables


Paperback | Nov 2014 | #221934 | ISBN-13: 9789400790018
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NHBS Price: £135.00 $165/€151 approx
Hardback | Feb 2010 | #186299 | ISBN-13: 9789048130672
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About this book

Coastal areas face increasing pressures from land use change, developmental activities, shoreline erosion, biodiversity losses and natural calamities. Management and Sustainable Development of Coastal Zone Environments addresses these issues facilitating the integrated analysis of the sustainability of coastal zones. The contributors have tried to focus their respective works on the problems that need urgent attention relevant to present day issues.

Coastal Zone Management and its sustainability strategy should safeguard ecological security of the coastal areas, avoid pollution as well as exploitation of living and non living aquatic resources, protecting also the agrarian community and avian population and other floral and faunal breeding grounds. Articles have been selected on the basis of sound scientific findings hoping that it will help in developing meaningful regulations for future sustainable coastal management zone.


About the Editors

Section 1 Evaluation, Status Prediction, Modelling and Developments of Coastal Zones: Management Issues
1. Observational Needs for Sustainable Coastal Prediction and Management Raghu Murtugudde
2. Ecological Modelling as a Tool for Coastal Ecosystem Management Wen Long
3. Current Status of Coastal Zone Management Practices in India S. Swarna Latha and M. Bala Krishna Prasad
4. Climate Resilient Coastal Zone Development in Bangladesh: Participatory Governance for Common Resources Management Paramesh Nandy and M. Aminul Islam
5. Present Status, Challenges and Management of the Japanese Coastal Zone Environment Manish Kumar and Rita Chauhan
6. Integrating Hydrologic and Hydrodynamic Models for Decision Support Systems and Management of Coastal Zones and Estuaries Prabin Paul and Vladimir Cvetkovic
7. Creation of System "Delta-Sea" as a Basis of Ecosystem Approach to the Management of Large Aral Sea's Coastal Zone Yusup Khai Rysbekov

Section 2 Coastal Zone Water Resources (Quantity and Quality): Challenges for Sustainability
8. Critical Evaluation of the Recent Development and Trends in Submarine Groundwater Discharge Research in Asia Manish Kumar, AL. Ramanathan, B.R. Neupane, Dinh Van Tu and Seok-hwi Kim
9. Influence of Climate Factors on the Groundwater Resources of Coastal Tamilnadu S. Chidambaram, K. Trumalesh, AL. Ramanathan, G. Johnsonbabu, P. Paramaguru, U. Karmegam, R. Manivannan, K. Srinivasamoorthy and S. Manikandan
10. Natural Arsenic in Coastal Groundwaters in the Bengal Delta Region in West Bengal, India Prosun Bhattacharya, Gunnar Jacks, Bibhas Nath, Debashis Chatterjee, Ashis Biswas, Dipti Halder, Santanu Majumder, Subhamoy Bhowmick and AL. Ramanathan
11. Chemical Composition and Origin of the Coastal Zone Thermal Springs in Far East Russia O.V. Chudaev, V.A. Chudaeva and I.V. Bragin

Section 3 Biodiversity of Coastal Zones and Its Sustainability
12. Organic Matter and Mangrove Productivity M. Bala Krishna Prasad, Thorsten Dittmar and AL. Ramanathan
13. Influence of Terrestrial Inputs on Mangrove and Coral Reef: Primary Productivity of the Andaman Islands R. Ramesh, B. Senthilkumar, Jennifer Immaculate Divia and R. Purvaja
14. Dissolved Metal Distribution in Indian Mangrove Ecosystem: Case Studies from East Coast of India Gurmeet Singh, Rajesh Kumar Ranjan, Rita Chauhan and AL. Ramanathan

Section 4 Threats to Coastal Aquatic Ecosystems: Developmental and Sustainability Issues
15. Shrimp Culture: Trend, Consequences and Sustainability in the South-western Coastal Region of Bangladesh Dilip Kumar Datta, Kushal Roy and Nazia Hassan
16. Role of Sand Dunes and Mangroves in the Mitigation of Coastal Hazards with Reference to 2004 Tsunami K. Rajani Priya, K. Santhi Kiran and Ugyen Pema
17. Assessment of Potential Health Risk through Arsenic Flow in Food Chain-A Study in Gangetic Delta of West Bengal A. C. Samal, S. Kar, P. Bhattacharya and S. C. Santra

Author Index
Subject Index

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