Environment and development
in coastal regions and in small islands
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Coastal management sourcebooks 1

CONTENTS

Illustrations  
INTRODUCTION The environmental setting
Taking informed action: some practical advice
CHAPTER 1 THE DISAPPEARING BEACH WHAT CAN BE DONE?
Case 1. Countering the effects of high seas in winter
Environmental background
Practical responces
Case 2. When a hurricane occurs
Environmental background
Practical responces
Case 3. When stones have replaced a sand beach
Environmental background
Practical responces
Case 4. Assessing the impact of coastal structures
Environmental background
Practical responces
Case 5. Adding more sand to the beach
Environmental background
Practical responces
Case 6. When sand has been mined from the beach
Environmental background
Practical responces
Case 7. When sand dunes have been destroyed
Environmental background
Practical responces
Case 8. When vegetation has been removed from behind the beach
Environmental background
Practical responces
Case 9. Stabilizing the river mouth or tidal inlet
Environmental background
Practical responces
Case 10. Conserving reefs
Environmental background
Practical responces
Case 11. New ways to reduce beach erosion
Environmental background
Practical responces
CHAPTER 2. WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN INVESTING IN
COASTAL LAND OR PROPERTY
Preparing a check list
CHAPTER 3. PROTECTING BEACHES: HOW YOU CAN HELP
REFERENCES and FURTHER READING
APPENDICES 1. Site vulnerability checklist
2. Beach clean-up data card
GLOSSARY
SUBJECT INDEX
    
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