An Integrated Coastal Management Plan for Mamala Bay

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by Donald R. F. Harleman, (Hon.M.ASCE),
Susan E. Murcott,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water:

Abstract: Integrated coastal management plan (1CM), articulated in the 1993 National Research Council study Managing Wastewater in Coastal Urban Areas (NRC,1993) is a new framework for coastal environmental quality management. The methodology of 1CM takes a systems approach and is an iterative process, with continuous feedback among the various elements of the system. The process allows for a rational display of management alternatives and provides for their increasing level of precision, as well as modifications over time. Certain key principles underlie and inform integrated coastal management, the first and foremost of which is the protection of ecosystem processes while meeting human needs for goods and services (NRC, 1993). In this paper, we will briefly walk through the four steps of the Dynamic Planning Process and then focus our attention on the fourth step—the development of management alternatives—and further, on the work of our particular Mamala Bay team (MB-llA), the evaluation of wastewater management strategies for Mamala Bay.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Waste management | Bays | Quality control | Coastal processes | Municipal wastewater | Urban development |

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