This book breaks down primary concepts of coastal vulnerability by providing a thorough discussion of the concept. It addresses coastal vulnerability around the world with specific examples from the Ebro Delta (Spain), the crumbling cliffs of Corton Village/Suffolk (UK), and tsunami-worn Phuket (Thailand/Indian Ocean) as well as others. Ultimately, a framework is established for discussion about global locations and sustaining resilience of coastal areas. An international audience of academics, researchers, students and policy advisors in geography, economics, sociology, and environmental science will benefit from the material presented in "Managing Coastal Vulnerability".
"...timely in context...the book expands exactly on those two concepts, Vulnerability and Management, which have also been identified as the guiding framework questions in the global LOICZ research project for the next decade. The authors provide a substantial contribution to the LOICZ objective...The book is particularly valuable because its perspectives are truly global in nature, encompassing different views from the developed world as well as from developing economies." Hartwig Kremer, CEO LOICZ IPO, Germany
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS LIST OF FIGURES LIST OF TABLES Chapter 1 Setting the parameters: a framework for developing cross-cutting perspectives of vulnerability for coastal zone management Chapter 2 Vulnerability analysis: a useful concept for coastal management? Chapter 3 More or less than words? Vulnerability as discourse Chapter 4 The natural resilience of coastal systems: primary concepts Chapter 5 Integrating knowledge for assessing coastal vulnerability to climate change Chapter 6 A note on the vulnerability of deltaic coasts. Application to the Ebro Delta Chapter 7 Local communities under threat: managed realignment at Corton Village, Suffolk Chapter 8 The Indian Ocean tsunami: local resilience in Phuket Chapter 9 Vulnerability of the New York City Metropolitan Area to coastal hazards, including sea-level rise inferences for urban coastal risk management and adaptation policies Chapter 10 Promoting sustainable resilience in coastal Andhra Pradesh Chapter 11 Reducing the vulnerability of natural coastal systems a UK perspective Chapter 12 Promoting sustainability on vulnerable island coasts: a case study of the smaller Pacific Islands Chapter 13 Managing coastal vulnerability and climate change: a national to global perspective Chapter 14 Vulnerability and beyond