Coasts and Estuaries
The Future

Coordinators: Wolanski Eric, Day John W., Elliott Mike, Ramesh Ramachandran

Language: Anglais

164.00 €

In Print (Delivery period: 14 days).

Add to cartAdd to cart
Publication date:
900 p. · 21.6x27.6 cm · Paperback

Coasts and Estuaries: The Future provides valuable information on how we can protect and maintain natural ecological structures while also allowing estuaries to deliver services that produce societal goods and benefits. These issues are addressed through chapters detailing case studies from estuaries and coastal waters worldwide, presenting a full range of natural variability and human pressures. Following this, a series of chapters written by scientific leaders worldwide synthesizes the problems and offers solutions for specific issues graded within the framework of the socio-economic-environmental mosaic. These include fisheries, climate change, coastal megacities, evolving human-nature interactions, remediation measures, and integrated coastal management.

The problems faced by half of the world living near coasts are truly a worldwide challenge as well as an opportunity for scientists to study commonalities and differences and provide solutions. This book is centered around the proposed DAPSI(W)R(M) framework, where drivers of basic human needs requires activities that each produce pressures. The pressures are mechanisms of state change on the natural system and Impacts on societal welfare (including well-being). These problems then require responses, which are the solutions relating to governance, socio-economic and cultural measures (Scharin et al 2016).



  • Covers estuaries and coastal seas worldwide, integrating their commonality, differences and solutions for sustainability
  • Includes global case studies from leading worldwide contributors, with accompanying boxes highlighting a synopsis about a particular estuary and coastal sea, making all information easy to find
  • Presents full color images to aid the reader in a better understanding of details of each case study
  • Provides a multi-disciplinary approach, linking biology, physics, climate and social sciences
1. Successful management of coral reef-watershed networks
2. Challenges and opportunities in management of coral Islands of Lakshadweep, India
3. The future of the Great Barrier Reef.
4. Australian urban estuaries: practical solutions
5. Deltas worldwide: winners and losers
6. Restoring Chesapeake Bay: stop going backwards
7. Restoring Japan estuaries and bays
8. The Senegal and Pangani Rivers: examples of over-used river systems within water stressed  environments in Africa
9. An assessment of saltwater intrusion in the Changjiang (Yangtze) River Estuary, China
10. Damming the Mekong: impacts in Vietnam and solutions.
11. Mississippi Delta Restoration and Protection: Shifting Baselines, Diminishing Resilience, and  Growing Non-sustainability
12. The Rhine, Sheldt and Meuse - future changes and challenges for ports
13. The Everglades: At the Forefront of Transition
14. Baltic Sea – recovery from decades of abuse
15. The Black Sea – the past, present and future status
16. The Peel-Harvey Estuary, Western Australia
17. Ecosystem Functioning and Sustainable Management in Coastal Systems with High Freshwater Input  in the Southern Gulf of Mexico and Yucatan Peninsula
18. Integrated Management of the Ganges Delta, India
19. The Indus Delta- Catchment, River, Coast and People
20. The Nile delta - The future
21. Rio de la Plata: A neotropical estuarine system
22. Status and sustainability of Mediterranean Deltas: The case of the Ebro, Rhone and Po Deltas  and Venice Lagoon
23. Estuaries and coastal zones in the Northern Persian Gulf (Iran)
24. Hypersalinity: global distribution, causes and present and future effects on the biota of  estuaries and lagoons
25. Arctic Deltas and Estuaries
26. Invasive species: case study of the Black Sea
27. Lagoons (West coast of Mexico; Europe – Venice lagoon + others -); 1 chapter + boxes
28. Coastal Fisheries: The Past, Present and Possible Futures.
29. Restoring industrial polluted muddy estuaries
30. Temperate estuaries: their ecology under future environmental changes
31. Plastic pollution in the coastal environment: current challenges and future solutions
32. Changing hydrology: a UK perspective
33. Global Change Impacts on the Future of Coastal Systems: Perverse Interactions Among Climate  Change, Ecosystem Degradation, Energy Scarcity, and Population 
34. Human-nature relations in coastal zones across the globe
35. Megacities and the Coast: global context and scope for transformation
36. Restoring estuaries and their wetlands
37. Improving degraded estuaries by restoring oyster reefs
38. Arctic Coastal Systems: An Overview of Pressures, Pitfalls, and Potentials
39. Modeling estuaries and coastal seas: what works and within what limits?
40. A synthesis: what future for coasts in estuaries in 2050 and beyond?

Researchers, scientists, engineers, and students of estuarine, coastal and shelf processes along with resource managers with a special interest in coastal ecosystems, hydrologists, natural resource managers, and professionals focusing on sustainable use of our coasts, estuaries, and ecosystem services