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Coastal Management in Australia

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Coastal Management in Australia

by Nick Harvey and Brian Caton

FREE | 2010 | Electronic (PDF) | 978-0-9807230-3-8 | 342 pp


The coast is one of our most valuable assets but how is it being treated and what is being done to look after it?  Coastal Management in Australia is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of this important subject.  Interesting case studies are used to illustrate human impact on coastal processes as well as demonstrating the global significance of the coast and the international imperative to manage it properly.

Coastal Management in Australia introduces the background to the various coastal management systems operating in Australia and illustrates these with ‘real world’ examples from the different states and territories.

Since this book was first published yet another parliamentary inquiry has been added to some 30 years of national inquiries into coastal management, with further calls for national co-ordination. In addition, the Australian government has focused attention on the potential risks of climate change for the Australian coast.

Both authors have national and international coastal expertise; significant academic teaching experience in coastal processes and coastal management; coastal planning and policy skills; and have extensive government expertise in coastal management.

About the Authors

Nick Harvey was Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Adelaide.  He was also a Lead Author on the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Brian Caton is an Adjunct Lecturer with the School of Environment at Flinders University and a consultant for the Coastal Branch of the Department of Environment and Heritage, South Australian Government.

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