CIT face on the one hand growing pressure on the utilization of coastal resources and on the other hand threats and damages to these resources caused by coastal erosion. Furthermore, the forecasted sea level rise due to climate changes imposes an increasing pressure on the coastal area through increased risk for coastal erosion and coastal flooding. These issues are not different from the problems in developed countries; however, the main difference between CIT and developed countries is that the coastal management system in CIT is often characterized by lack of many kinds of capabilities/systems, e.g. in terms of legislation, administration, sector integration, data availability, funding and construction capability.
The WG2 has decided the title of the Guidelines to be:
Mitigation of coastal erosion along sandy coasts Technical guidelines for Countries in Transition
The objective of the Guideline has been defined as:
To ensure that mitigation of coastal erosion along sandy coasts in Countries in Transition is efficient, cost effective, and socially and environmentally acceptable. This means that coastal erosion mitigation measures shall be executed according to the general principles laid down in the concepts of ICZM and Shoreline Management without these planning tools are necessarily developed in the specific country in question.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (COPEDEC VIII)|
|Place of Publication||India|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||Eighth International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (COPEDEC VIII) - Chennai, India|
Duration: 20 Feb 2012 → 24 Feb 2012
|Conference||Eighth International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (COPEDEC VIII)|
|Period||20/02/12 → 24/02/12|