For Integrated and Sustainable                  development.
EcoCoast Consultancy
EcoCoast Consultancy
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Projects EU BSEP ICZM EUrosion ICZM Distance Learning programme World Bank ICZM Georgia Caspian Sea Environmental Programme ICZM Black Sea Environmental Programme ICZM ADB South India ICZM
Integrated Coastal Zone and Maritime policy and management Two   third   of   the   worlds   population   lifes   in   100   km   of   the   coastal   zone.   Here   the   land   use   and   marine   use   are meeting each other, with a special function for the coast, as marine defence, tourism area, harbour, etc. The   use   by   the   different   stakeholders   are   strongly   interacting   with   each   other.   Fishery   and   transport   are using   the   same   water   as   bathers   and   canalisation,   and   rivers   which   are   transporting   a   lot   of   waste   are ending up at the coastal waters. It is not the question what is the best use, but what is the optimal acceptable use. Integrated   Coastal   zone   management   is   finding   and   creating   win-win   situations   for   groups   of   stakeholders without harming others. To limit these uses which are doing to much harm to others users. Coastal   zone   management   cannot   be   seen   independent   from   river   basin   management,   as   the   coastal waters   are   strongly   influenced   by   the   river   input,   like   nutrrients,   silt,   sand,   clay,   pollution   etc.   An   integrated approach is therefore promoted.