Water Use Zoning: Is It a Solution for Resolving Coastal Water Use Conflicts?

by Walter F. Clark, North Carolina State Univ, Raleigh, NC, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


In the last few years, North Carolina's coastal area has witnessed unprecedented growth. This paper focuses on selected conflicts associated with recreational and other economic uses of North Carolina's estuarine waters. It examines how North Carolina is attempting to manage water use conflicts - reviewing both local and state initiatives. It concludes with some suggestions for a more comprehensive management strategy.

Subject Headings: Water use | Sea water | Dispute resolution | Zoning | Water-based recreation | Water resources | Water management | Resource management | North Carolina

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