Coastal Controversies Abound at Record-Breaking Conclave

by Virginia Fairweather, Editor; ASCE News, New York, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1978, Vol. 48, Issue 5, Pg. 92-95

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Coastal Zone '78 was the largest specialty conference ever held by the ASCE, drawing over 1,000 participants from a wide spectrum of professions that are involved in coastal studies and decision-making. Among the issues debated at the conference: development of offshore energy resources; power plant siting; recreational use and public access to the shore; the effect of man's intervention on the shoreline; the impact of structures on erosion and sediment transport; revitalization of urban waterfront areas; dredging and dredge material disposal; mitigation provisions in environmental law; progress on the Coastal Zone Management Act requiring each state to develop a coastal zone management program; federal consistency and natural interest clauses in the law; and mapping and inventory of coastal areas.

Subject Headings: ASCE conferences | Coastal engineering | Beach erosion | Sediment transport | Environmental issues |

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