Sustainable coastal management and climate adaptation: global lessons from regional approaches in Australia.
Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing, 2012.
Octavo, paperback, 222 pp. colour photograph, maps.
To date, coastal management has had limited success, and in some cases interventions have made problems worse. Australia's coast has been shaped by severe events such as cyclones and floods, with the number and intensity of these hazards increasing due to climate change. In addition, our coastal populations are growing, and with them our social, environmental and economic vulnerability to such hazards. This book explores the evolution of coastal management in Australia, and provides critical insights into contemporary experience and how this has shaped our understanding. It draws on contemporary theory and lessons from case examples to highlight the roles of research and community engagement in coastal management. The book concludes with a chapter of recommendations which can help guide coastal management and research around the world.