Conference Overview

Sand Rights: A Legal System to Protect Shores of the Sea

Purpose of the Conference

Assessing the Benefits of Clean, Healthy Beaches
Today, there is a need for a national economic benefits study that will enable policy makers to understand what return they can expect from an investment of taxpayer dollars in a coastal...

Where Will We Get Our Future Coastal Engineers?
This summer, the National Research Council's Marine Board issued a report, written by thirteen experts, detailing the importance of coastal engineering for the country, assessing the state...

Natural Tracers of Coastal Sediments
The properties of natural sediments can be used to determine their sources and to trace their transport paths through coastal environments. These properties include the mineralogies of...

Growing the Beaches: Restoring the Ventura Coast
The Surfrider Foundation has served as a catalyst for current efforts to restore eroded beaches in Ventura, California through a managed retreat from the shoreline and through watershed...

Beach Changes Triggered by Seaward Development of Towns, Expansion of Coastal Forest and Construction of Detached Breakwaters at a Pocket Beach
Beach changes triggered by seaward development of towns, expansion of coastal forests and construction of detached breakwaters at a pocket beach were analyzed, taking the Ariake-Ishihama...

The Sharon Escarpment, Israel: Management of a Backshore Cliff in a Densely Populated Environment
The Sharon Escarpment is a coastal backshore escarpment made of heterogeneous layered sandstone. This area is an increasingly exploited environmental resource. This paper defines the main...

Humboldt Beach and Dune Monitoring
Since 1881, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has maintained the entrance channel to Humboldt Bay on the Northern California Coast. This is accomplished through the annual dredging of approximately...

Beachscape Abstract
The Surfrider Foundation is currently developing a volunteer-based mapping program to document the physical characteristics, land use patterns, pollution sources, public access, erosion,...

Resolving Beach Conflicts in California and Maine
Local communities can measure and project sea level rise (SLR), delimit populations affected by SLR, assess the positions of local stakeholders, and put in place appropriate responses....

Potential Effects of San Mining and Debris Basins on Coastal Sediment Supply in Los Angeles County
The potential sediment supply to the coast in Los Angeles has been heavily impacted by human activity. In the context of rational management of beaches as a resource, it is fundamental...

Possible Sand Resources on the Reef Front Around Oahu
Large sediment deposits on the reef front around Oahu are a possible resource for replenishing eroded beaches. An overview is given on the collection of closely spaced, high-resolution...

Coastal Benefits and Impacts of Dismantling Matilija Dam
A numerical shoreline evolution model was used to examine the shoreline changes associated with the release of 2.3 million cubic meters of beach quality sediment from behind Matilija Dam....

Damn Sand Rights: Removing Rindge and Matilija Dams
Two dams built in the 1920's and 1940's within southern California coastal drainages have reached the end of their useful lives, and their decommissioning and removal is being actively...

The Collision of Surf, Sand, and the Law at Lechuza Beach: Coastal Processes and Public-Private Shore Boundaries
In order to undertake coastal development opportunities, the property owner must first establish the boundary between public and private property along the beachfront in order to demonstrate...

Technology in Support of Policy: The Sandag Regional Beach Monitoring Program
This paper describes a regional beach monitoring program conducted in San Diego County, California, by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). Initiated in 1996, the program...

The Beach: A Pile of Sand
Beaches are common features along most of the earth's coastlines. The presence of a beach requires at that site the processes of sediment accretion have dominated over the processes of...

Bringing Back the Beaches: A Return to Basics
California's beaches are among the state's most valuable and most intensively used natural resources. To date, although erosion is occurring in most part of California's coastline, there...

 

 

 

 

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