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This book provides the first comprehensive overview of coastal management 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 links between coastal processes and human impacts through an interesting series of case studies, rather than a classic textbook approach. It also provides a background to the various coastal management systems operating in Australia and then illustrates how these work in practice, using selected 'real world' examples from the different states and territories.
I. AN ERA OF CHANGE FOR AUSTRALIAN COASTAL MANAGEMENT; 1:1 GLOBAL IMPERATIVES FOR COASTAL MANAGEMENT; 1:2 GLOBAL INFLUENCES ON AUSTRALIAN COASTAL MANAGEMENT; 1:3 WHAT IS THE AUSTRALIAN COAST?; PART II: UNDERSTANDING COASTAL PROCESSES; 2:1 THE DYNAMICS OF COASTAL SYSTEMS; 2:2 GLOBAL CHANGE AND AUSTRALIAN COASTAL PROCESSES; 2:3 AUSTRALIAN CASE STUDIES OF COASTAL PROCESSES; II. HUMAN IMPACT ON THE AUSTRALIAN COAST; 3:1 COASTAL IMPACTS FROM OUR CITIES; 3:2 NON-METROPOLITAN EXPANSION ALONG THE COAST; 3:3 CATCHMENTS TO THE COAST; 3:4 COMMERCIAL USE OF COASTAL WATERS; 3:5 TOURISM AND RECREATIONAL PRESSURE ON THE COAST; 3:6 COASTAL INDUSTRY AND MINING ACTIVITIES; IV. MANAGING THE AUSTRALIAN COAST; 4:1 THE NEED FOR MANAGEMENT; 4:2 GOVERNMENT ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES; 4:3 COASTAL PLANNING; 4:4 THE ROLE OF THE COMMUNITY; 4:5 SUSTAINABLE COASTAL MANAGEMENT AND SCIENTIFIC UNCERTAINTY; 4:6 COASTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS; 4:7 MANAGEMENT OF PLACES OF HIGH CONSERVATION AND LANDSCAPE VALUE; V. CONCLUSIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTION; 5:1 THE STATE OF COASTAL MANAGEMENT IN AUSTRALIA; 5:2 COASTAL MANAGEMENT FOR THE 21ST CENTURY