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Management and Sustainable Development of Coastal Zone Environments / Edition 1

Management and Sustainable Development of Coastal Zone Environments / Edition 1


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Management and Sustainable Development of Coastal Zone Environments / Edition 1

Coastal areas face increasing pressures from land use change, developmental activities, shoreline erosion, biodiversity losses and natural calamities. This volume addresses these issues facilitating the integrated analysis of the sustainability of coastal zones. The contributors have tried to focus their respective works on the problems that need urgent attention relevant to present day issues. Coastal Zone Management and its sustainability strategy should safeguard ecological security of the coastal areas, avoid pollution as well as exploitation of living and non living aquatic resources, protecting also the agrarian community and avian population and other floral and faunal breeding grounds. Articles have been selected on the basis of sound scientific findings hoping that it will help in developing meaningful regulations for future sustainable coastal management zone.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789048130672
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 07/21/2010
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword v

Preface ix

About the Editors xii

Section 1 Evaluation, Status Prediction, Modelling and Developments of Coastal Zones: Management Issues

1 Observational Needs for Sustainable Coastal Prediction and Management Raghu Murtugudde 3

2 Ecological Modelling as a Tool for Coastal Ecosystem Management Wen Long 19

3 Current Status of Coastal Zone Management Practices in India S. Swarna Latha M. Bala Krishna Prasad 42

4 Climate Resilient Coastal Zone Development in Bangladesh: Participatory Governance for Common Resources Management Paramesh Nandy M. Aminul Islam 58

5 Present Status, Challenges and Management of the Japanese Coastal Zone Environment Manish Kumar Rita Chauhan 73

6 Integrating Hydrologic and Hydrodynamic Models for Decision Support Systems and Management of Coastal Zones and Estuaries Prabin Paul Vladimir Cvetkovic 85

7 Creation of System "Delta-Sea" as a Basis of Ecosystem Approach to the Management of Large Aral Sea's Coastal Zone Yusup Khai Rysbekov 98

Section 2 Coastal Zone Water Resources (Quantity and Quality): Challenges for Sustainability

8 Critical Evaluation of the Recent Development and Trends in Submarine Groundwater Discharge Research in Asia Manish Kumar AL. Ramanathan B.R. Neupane Dinh Van Tu Seok-hwi Kim 109

9 Influence of Climate Factors on the Groundwater Resources of Coastal Tamilnadu S. Chidambaram K. Trumalesh AL. Ramanathan G. Johnsonbabu P. Paramaguru U. Karmegam R. Manivannan K. Srinivasamoorthy S. Manikandan 132

10 Natural Arsenic in Coastal Groundwaters in the Bengal Delta Region in West Bengal, India Prosun Bhattacharya Gunnar Jacks Bibhas Nath Debashis Chatterjee Ashis Biswas Dipti Halder Santanu Majumder Subhamoy Bhowmick AL. Ramanathan 146

11 Chemical Composition and Origin of the Coastal Zone Thermal Springs in Far East Russia O. V. Chudaev V. A. Chudaeva I. V. Bragin 161

Section 3 Biodiversity of Coastal Zones and Its Sustainability

12 Organic Matter and Mangrove Productivity M. Bala Krishna Prasad Thorsten Dittmar AL. Ramanathan 175

13 Influence of Terrestrial Inputs on Mangrove and Coral Reef: Primary Productivity of the Andaman Islands R. Ramesh B. Senthilkumar Jennifer Immaculate Divia R. Purvaja 194

14 Dissolved Metal Distribution in Indian Mangrove Ecosystem: Case Studies from East Coast of India Gurmeet Singh Rajesh Kumar Ranjan Rita Chauhan AL. Ramanathan 212

Section 4 Threats to Coastal Aquatic Ecosystems: Developmental and Sustainability Issues

15 Shrimp Culture: Trend, Consequences and Sustainability in the South-western Coastal Region of Bangladesh Dilip Kumar Datta Kushal Roy Nazia Hassan 227

16 Role of Sand Dunes and Mangroves in the Mitigation of Coastal Hazards with Reference to 2004 Tsunami K. Rajani Priya K. Santhi Kiran Ugyen Pema 245

17 Assessment of Potential Health Risk through Arsenic Flow in Food Chain-A Study in Gangetic Delta of West Bengal A.C. Samal S. Kar Priyal Bhattacharya S.C. Santra 259

Author Index 271

Subject Index 273

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