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By Roger H. Charlier, Christian P. De Meyer

The coastal region is topic to robust pressures from a great number of clients. Populations are migrating to it in huge numbers. desires to make the most it for its house, water and manpower. combination miners are looking to take advantage of mineral assets and healthiness facilities are multiplying. it's a favourite quarter for tourism and sport around the globe. The sector can increase economically. even if, coastlines are steadily receding world wide, making the quarter fragile, weak, and volatile. The booklet offers equipment of coastal safety and seashore recovery and gives strategies to some of the problems.

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Investors are accustomed to evaluating uncertainty and can determine whether development should proceed given the constraint. II. Coastal Management and Coastal Defense 23 This approach can be implemented through : - - regulations that prohibit private construction of protective structures, conversion of land ownership to long term or conditional leases which expire when the sea reaches a particular level or when the property owner dies. The third option would be to depend on the workings of the private market.

Accordingly, such programs should give full consideration to ecological, cultural, historic and aesthetic values and to the needs for human safety and economic development2. Coastal management programs usually include governmental controls and private sector incentives. Vulnerable areas are managed to minimize loss of life and property through such means as setback lines, limits on population densities, minimum building elevations and coastal hazard insurance requirements. Resilient natural protective features, such as beaches, sand dunes, mangroves, wetlands and coral reefs, are conserved and enhanced, which also maintains biological diversity, aesthetic values and recreation potential.

2 Accommodation Education, technical assistance and training are required for developing countries so that their populations can understand the risks of development in coastal areas in order t~ reduce vulnerability to impacts of possible sea-level rise. Technical assistance on alternative economic activities, for example mariculture instead of agriculture, is required to mitigate the social, cultural and economic implications of various options. Experience in this field exists in several developing countries and should be shared.

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