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1st Edition

Beach Management
Principles and Practice

ISBN 9781844074358
Published June 30, 2009 by Routledge
480 Pages

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Book Description

This comprehensive book provides full coverage of beach management principles and practice, with an emphasis on needs-based management. The book provides a wealth of case studies from the UK, USA, New Zealand, the Mediterranean, and Latin America. The emphasis throughout the book is on optimizing economic, social and environmental outcomes and reconciling competing needs in management planning for beach area. This book is an indispensable tool kit for all professionals in beach and coastal/beach zone management . It is also a comprehensive primer for university undergraduate students in professional planning, land management, coastal geography as well as tourism and conservation planning and management.

Table of Contents

1: An Introduction to Beach Management 2: Fundamental Concepts of Beach Management 3: Theoretical Models for Determining Beach Management Strategy and Management Plan 4: Beach Management Guidelines 5: Beach User Questionnaire Surveys 6: Environmental Risk Management 7: Innovative Application of Selected Management Tools to the Beach Environment 8: Beach Award and Rating Schemes 9: A Bathing Area Registration and Classification Scheme 10: Case Studies of Good and Bad Beach Management Practice: a.) Beach Water Safety Management b.) Managing Cars On Beaches: A Case Study From Ireland c.) Ameliorative Strategies At Balne rio Pi arras Beach d.) From Global To Local - Marine Policy And Legislation e.) River Mouth Lagoon Science And Management f. ) Protection Studies At Two Recreational Beaches: Poetto And Cala And Gonone Beaches, Sardinia, Italy g.) A Pro-Active Program For Managing Beaches And Dunes On A Developed Coast: A Case Study Of Avalon, New Jersey, Usa h.) Analysis On Users' Perception At Praia Central, Balne rio Cambori - (Santa Catarina- Brazil) i.) The Oregon Coast Experience: Good Management But 'Bad Apples' (A Personal Assessment) j.) A Holistic Approach To Beach Management At Cirali Turkey: A Model Of Conservation, Intergrated Management And Sustainable Development k.) New Directions In Beach Management In The Barcelona Metropolitan Area Caostal Systems (Catalonia, Spain)

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Allan Williams is a Professorial Research Fellow at the Swansea Metropolitan University, Wales, UK and has published more than 250 academic papers on coastal science and geography. Anton Micallef is a full-time lecturer at the University of Malta and has consulted and published on many aspects of the coastal environment. He is also Director of the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Insular Coastal Dynamics, a specialised Centre of the Council of Europe's Euro-Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement


'Williams and Micallef give a unique overview, which is based on their long and worldwide experience.' Frank van der Meulen, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education 'An excellent reference text.' Travel Law Quarterly 'Beach Management is unquestionably an important resource for individuals who wish to learn about a wide variey of protection and conservation strategies for sustainable management of these dynamic, fragile habitats.' P.R. Pinet, Colgate University, Choice, 2010.