Meeting Information and Communication Needs in Regional Coastal Zone Management: Case Studies from the Great Lakes

by Patrick L. Lawrence, Univ of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada,
J. Gordon Nelson, Univ of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada,
Ron Stenson, Univ of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastlines of Canada


Recent initiatives in regional coastal management within the Ontario Great Lakes basin, such as the preparation of Shoreline Management Plans by Ontario Conservation Authorities, background studies by the Royal Commission on the Future of the Toronto Waterfront, and designation of a World Biosphere Reserve by the Canada/MAB UNESCO program, provide an opportunity to examine the use of information and recognition of communication needs in developing regional coastal zone management plans. Examples will be drawn from three recently completed studies involving issues of environmental and land use changes within the Great Lakes coastal zone in Ontario, Canada. The examples are: the Saugeen watershed, Lake Huron; Frenchmen's Bay, eastern Toronto waterfront on Lake Ontario; and Long Point, Lake Erie.

Subject Headings: Case studies | Lakes | Coastal management | Information management | Sea water | Urban and regional development | Basins | Shoreline protection | Great Lakes | Canada | Ontario | Lake Huron | Toronto | Lake Ontario | Lake Erie

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