Search for dissertations about: "coastal zone management"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 swedish dissertations containing the words coastal zone management.

  1. 1. Towards Collaborative Coastal Management in Sri Lanka? A study of Special Area Management planning in Sri Lanka's coastal region

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Kulturgeografiska institutionen

    Author : Ingegerd Landstrom; Uppsala universitet.; [2006]
    Keywords : Social and economic geography; participation; partnership; local governace; coastal management; natural resource management; community; coastal zone; coastal region; Hikkaduwa; Sri Lanka; Kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : This thesis is concerned with the efforts to bring about a greater degree of local community participation in the use and management of Sri Lanka's coastal land and natural resources. Through the application of the Special Area Management (SAM) strategy in geographically distinct areas along the coast, the aim is to create collaborative arrangements - partnerships - that will enable coastal communities and local governments to work together with the Sri Lankan state and share responsibility and authority over the management of coastal land and natural resources. READ MORE

  2. 2. Tourism, Ecosystem Functions, and Human-Environmental Relations

    University dissertation from Stefan Gössling, Human Ecology Division, Finngatan 16, S-22362 Lund

    Author : Stefan Gössling; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2001]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Social geography; Ekologi; Ecology; Zanzibar.; world system theory; sustainable tourism; sustainable development; rainforests; human-environmental relations; groundwater; environmental consciousness; ecotourism; ecosystem functions; economic transition; cost-benefit analysis; coastal zone management; coastal communities; climate change; Air-traffic; biodiversity; Socialgeografi; Environmental technology; pollution control; Miljöteknik; kontroll av utsläpp;

    Abstract : The thesis aims at deconstructing the sustainable tourism paradigm: can tourism be "a global strategy for sustainable development", as the tourist industry claims? And will developing countries in particular profit from tourism development?To most international organizations and institutions (from the World Wide Fund for Nature to The World Bank), tourism, if carefully managed, is a positive, sustainable development tool. However, the research presented in this thesis exposes this view as unrealistically optimistic for at least three reasons: first of all, global environmental change caused by tourism has never been investigated and integrated with the discourse on sustainable tourism development. READ MORE

  3. 3. Groundwater-Seawater Interactions Seawater Intrusion, Submarine Groundwater Discharge and Temporal Variability and Randomness Effects

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Carmen Prieto; KTH.; [2005]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Hydraulic engineering; Seawater intrusion; submarine groundwater discharge; coastal groundwater management; coastal zone management; temporal variability; temporal randomness; Vattenteknik; TECHNOLOGY Civil engineering and architecture Water engineering; TEKNIKVETENSKAP Samhällsbyggnadsteknik och arkitektur Vattenteknik;

    Abstract : Fresh groundwater quality and availability in coastal areas is affected by seawater intrusion into coastal aquifers, and coastal water quality and ecosystem status may be significantly affected by groundwater pollutants that are transported into coastal waters by submarine groundwater dis-charge (SGD). This thesis uses an overall regional perspective for investigating: i) seawater intru-sion and its possible control in sustainable coastal groundwater management; ii) SGD and its relevant quantification as one interacting part among the diverse main regional pathways of freshwater and tracer/pollutant inputs from land to sea; and iii) the integrated system functioning of both i) and ii) as main components of the same coastal groundwater system. READ MORE

  4. 4. On the role of morphometry in coastal ecosystem modelling and management

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Johan Persson; Uppsala universitet.; [1999]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Earth sciences; Geovetenskap; NATURAL SCIENCES Earth sciences; NATURVETENSKAP Geovetenskap; Sedimentology; sedimentologi;

    Abstract : Many signs show that the Baltic Sea is increasingly eutrophicated. Primary production hasincreased significantly resulting in gradually decreasing deep water oxygen concentrationsduring the twentieth century. In the coastal zone, problems are often manifested as oxygendepletion resulting in extinction of macrobenthic fauna. READ MORE

  5. 5. Remote sensing in optically complex waters water quality assessment using MERIS data

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, Stockholm University

    Author : José M. Beltrán-Abaunza; Stockholms universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Ocean Colour; MERIS; Baltic Sea; Bio-optics; water quality; Chlorophyll; Turbidity; SPM; Himmerfjärden; Remote Sensing; marin ekologi; Marine Ecology;

    Abstract : This PhD study focusses on the use of MEdium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) data for reliable and quantitative water-quality assessment of optically-complex waters (lake, brackish and coastal waters). The thesis is divided into two parts: A. READ MORE