Environment and development
in coastal regions and in small islands
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Annex I

INTEGRATED FRAMEWORK FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF BEACH RESOURCES WITHIN THE SMALLER CARIBBEAN ISLANDS

PROGRAMME

Eugene Francis Conference Room,
University of Puerto Rico,
Mayagiiez, Puerto Rico.

2]st October, 1996
9.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m. Opening ceremony Welcome Remarks Dr. Stuart Ramos-Biaggi, Chancellor, University of Puerto Rico Mayagiiez Campus.

Welcome on behalf of the University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant College
Program (UPRISGCP)
Dr. Manuel Valdes Pizzini,
Director, UPR/SGCP

Welcome on behalf of the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Dr. Alexei Suzyumov,
Coastal Regions and Small Islands Unit, UNESCO

Feature Address
Dr. Manuel Hemandez-Avila,
Director,
Research & Development Center,
University of Puerto Rico Mayagiiez Campus.

10.30 a.m. - 12.00 m. Keynote addresses

Environmental monitoring as a planning tool: fact or fiction?
Dr. Gillian Cambers,
COSALC,
University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant College Program. Puerto Rico.

Baseline data spells relief
Mr. David Robinson,
Nevis Historical and Conservation Society,
Nevis.

Beaches and tourism in Barbados - a physical planner's perspective
Mr. Luthur Boume.
Athelstan King Architects Ltd.,
Barbados.

1.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. Beach management

Community based approach to beach management
Mr. Christopher Corbin,
Ministry of Planning, Development & Environment,
Mr. Keith Nichols,
Fisheries Department.
St. Lucia.

Modern versus traditional uses in the coastal zone of Antigua and Barbuda. A case for the establishment of permanent landing sites - the Lignumvitae Bay experience
Miss Cheryl Jeffrey,
Fisheries Division,
Mr. E. Griffith Joseph,
Development Control Authority,
Antigua - Barbuda.

Beach management issues: a regional assessment
Dr. Gillian Cambers,
COSALC,
University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant College Program,
Puerto Rico

Management of marine turtle nesting beaches on Caribbean Islands
Ms. Kathy Hall,
Proyecto Tortugas Marinas,
La Liga Ecologica Puertorriquena del Noroeste,
Puerto Rico.

Social issues affecting beaches in Grenada
Mr. Trevor Barclay,
Lands & Surveys Division,
Grenada.

Grace Bay revisited, Providenciales
Mr. Clyde Robinson,
Planning Department,
Miss Michelle Fulford,
Department of Environment & Coastal Resources,
Turks & Caicos Islands.
6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. Welcome reception at Joyuda Beach Hotel
22nd October, 1996
9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m. Sand mining

Sand mining policy in Puerto Rico
Mr. Pedro Gelabert and Ms. Libeth Hyman,
Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, Puerto Rico.

Sand mining in the British Virgin Islands - a second look
Mr. Louis Potter,
Town & Country Planning Department,
Mr. Bertrand Lettsome,
Conservation & Fisheries Department,
British Virgin Islands.

Sand mining in Grenada
Mr. Crafton Isaac,
Fisheries Division, Grenada.

Sand mining in St. Vincent and the Grenadines following the landmark decision of 1994
Mr. Maxwell Porter,
Seismic Unit,
Ministry of Agriculture & Industry,
St. Vincent & the Grenadines.

Sand mining in Puerto Rico
Mrs. Andrea Handler Ruiz,
Department of Natural Resources and Environment,
Puerto Rico.

Effects and implications of sand mining in Tobago, West Indies
Mrs. Charinaine O'Brien-Delpesh,
Institute of Marine Affairs,
Trinidad & Tobago.

Sand mining: a position paper from Montserrat
Mr. Alan Gunne-Jones,
Physical Planning Unit,
Mr. Walter Christopher,
Ministry of Agriculture, Trade and the Environment,
Montserrat.

Seeking sand source alternatives: an island case study
Dr. Malcom D. Hendry,
Marine Resources & Environmental Management Program,
University of the West Indies,
Barbados.

Environmental effects of dredge based beach management
in southeast Florida and comparative analyses of policy alternatives
Mr. Kenyon Lindeman,
University of Miami.
USA

Hazard impacts in the Caribbean: interactions of human-use and natural systems
Mr. Jeremy Collymore,
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency,
Barbados.

3.15 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. Beaches and tourism

Destroying the goose that lays the golden eggs
Mr. Orris Proctor,
Physical Planning Unit,
Mr. Roland Hodge,
Department of Fisheries & Marine Resources,
Anguilla.

Beaches and the tourism industry - best management practices
Dr. Edward Towle,
Island Resources Foundation,
St. Thomas,
U.S. Virgin Islands

Beach management from the private sector's perspective
Mr. Wilbert Fleming,
Anguilla Great House Beach Resort,
Anguilla.

Protecting our coastal resources: who will pay the financial cost
Mr. David Sinimons,
Caribbean Tourism Organization,
Barbados.

23rd October, 1996
9.00 a.m. - 09.10 a.m. Field trip overview

Mrs. Andrea Handler Ruiz,
Department of Natural & Environmental Resources, Puerto Rico.

9.10 a.m. - 12.00 m. Panel discussion : Regional initiatives relating to beach management and coastal zone management

Presentations by :

Ms. Cheryl Dixon, Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
Dr. Donatus St. Aimee, Caribbean Council for Science & Technology (CCST)
Dr. Malcolm Hendry, Intergovemmental Oceanographic Sub-Commission for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (IOCARIBE)
Mr. Claudio Volonte, Organization of American States - Caribbean Planning for Adaptation to Climate Change Project (OAS-CPACC)
Dr. Manuel Vald6s Pizzini, University of Puerto Rico - Sea Grant College Program (UPR-SGCP)
Ms. Patricia Phillip, Organization of Eastern Caribbean States - Natural Resources Management Programme (OECS-NRMU)
Dr. Alexei Suzyumov and Dr. Winthrop Wiltshire, United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UN-ESCO) Dr. Malcom Hendry, University of the West Indies, Marine Resource and Environmental Management Program (MAREMP)
Dr. Boris L. Oxman, Department of Natural & Environmental Resources, Puerto Rico, Coastal Zone Management Program

1.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. Programme planning for: "Sustainable beach management by the year 2001 - What needs to be done"

Group sessions and written reports

24th October, 1996

Field trip to the Isabela coast of northwest Puerto Rico

25th October, 1996

9.00 a.m. - 10.30 a.m. Coastal erosion

Coastal erosion
Mr. Hugh Thomas,
Grenada National Museum,
Grenada.

Coastal erosion management in Barbados - a methodological approach
Mr. Robert Bascom,
Coastal Zone Management Unit,
Barbados.

Natural and anthropogenic causes of beachfront erosion on St. Kitts
Mr. Bryan Farrell,
Department of Environment,
Mr. Paul Lloyd,
Fisheries Division,
St. Kitts.

Land based pollution, reef health and nearshore sediment production on oceanic islands: a Barbados case study
Mr. Robert Bateson,
Marine Resources & Environmental Management Program, University of the West Indies,
Barbados.

10.45 a.m. - 12.00 m. Hurricane impacts

Hurricane impacts in Nevis
Mr. Leonard Huggins,
Planning & Development Unit,
Mr. Audra Barrett,
Fisheries Division,
Nevis.

The impacts of recent hurricanes on the beaches of Dominica
Mr. Arlington James,
Forestry & Wildlife Division,
Dominica.

12.00 m. - 2.00 p.m. Demonstration of CD-ROMS, software, Films

2.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. Presentation of group reports on programme planning for "Sustainable beach management by the year 2001 -What has to be done ? "

Presentations and discussion.

3.15 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. Adoption of draft workshop report and recommendations

Closing remarks
Dr. Alexei Suzyumov,
UNESCO.

Vote of thanks
Dr. Gillian Cambers,
COSALC,
University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant College Program.

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