Broad Scale Coastal Simulation
Coastal zones exemplify the environmental pressures we face: their beauty attracts settlement, they offer potential for diverse economic activities, and they are sensitive natural habitats for important species, as well as providing a range of ecosystem services. They are also extremely vulnerable to the vicissitudes of climate change, which include rising sea levels and changes in extreme events such as storms. With large populations living in coastal and estuarine cities facing the ongoing threat of inundation, coordinated management is essential, especially as coastal zones form a linked system in which piecemeal, uncoordinated management could be counterproductive.
A stepwise guide to the integrated assessment of coastal areas Breadth of perspective applicable to global strategic coastal management Includes the first quantitative assessment of the relationship between the risks of erosion and flooding Real case studies deployed as examples of applied methods Synthesizes lessons at both national and international levels