Coastal Erosion Management in Australia and the U.S.

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by David Chapman, Univ of Sydney, Sydney, Australia,
Richard Hildreth, Univ of Sydney, Sydney, Australia,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85:

Abstract: Current knowledge and management policies in both Australia and the U. S. favor non-structural over structural responses to coastal erosion problems wherever possible. The trend towards non-structural responses merits the support of the courts and legislatures in both countries, e. g. , through well thought-out judicial and statutory changes in the coastal property ownership, boundary, and liability rules, and similar changes in the rules and policies governing public works expenditures and property owner compensation along the lines suggested in this paper.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Erosion | Domain boundary | Legislation | Ocean currents | Legal affairs | Knowledge management | Structural response | Australia

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