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3rd IWSS Acknowledgment

 CERF-JCR acknowledges the success of the

3rd International Water Safety Symposium (IWSS)


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The 3rd International Water Safety Symposium (IWSS) was held on 19-23 June 2018, in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The meeting was attended by 370 people from over 20 countries around the world. Select proceedings are now being processed for publication in the upcoming Journal of Coastal Research (JCR) Special Issue #91.

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Beach Management Tools_Coastal Research Library (CRL)

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Beach Management Tools CRL Front Cover

   This book provides an overview of beach management tools, including carrying capacity, beach nourishment, environmental and tourism awards (like Blue Flag or others), bathing water quality, zoning, beach typologies, quality index, user's perception, interdisciplinary beach monitoring, coastal legislation, shore protection, social and economic indicators, ecosystem services, and coastal governance (applied in beach case studies).  

   Beaches are one of the most intensely used coastal ecosystems and are responsible for more than half of all global tourism revenues, and as such the book introduces a wide range of state-of-the-art tools that can be used to deal with a variety of beach challenges. Each chapter features specific types of tools that can be applied to advantage in beach management practices. With examples of local and regional case studies from around the globe, this is a valuable resource for anyone involved in beach management.


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Brazilian Beach Systems_Coastal Research Library (CRL)

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Brazilian Beach Systems CRL Announcement

   This book is about the 4,000+ beach systems that form most of the 9000-km long Brazilian coast. Focusing on beaches of seventeen coastal states and three oceanic islands, the book considers the nature, classification, morphodynamics, and status of beach systems. This is the first book to cover the beach systems of Brazil and the second that classifies the beaches of an entire country, the first being the morphodynamic classification of Australian beaches. The beach-dominated Brazilian coast extends from the delta of the Amazon River southwards to one of the world's longest beaches in the State of Rio Grande do Sul. Considered here is every beach type ranging from wave- to tide-dominated examples that vary in size from small embayed beaches to long barrier beaches. This book, edited and written by leading academics and coastal researchers, is geared to the university and post-graduate market. It should be of interest to professional coastal and environmental scientists, biologists, engineers, and coastal managers, among others. Standard scientific (technical) terminology is used to describe the Brazilian coast and its beaches. With more than 400 original diagrams and figures, this well-illustrated book serves as a modern benchmark reference text for the Brazilian coast. This book provides a basic resource and reference base for researchers who wish to learn more about Brazil's coast and its beach systems.  


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Coastal Hazards_Coastal Research Library (CRL)

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Coastal Hazards

   This book covers the gamut of coastal hazards that result from short-term low-frequency events and have high-magnitude and far-reaching impacts on coastal zones the world over. Much of the world's population now lives in low-lying coastal zones that are inherently vulnerable to natural hazards such as flooding from hurricanes, tropical storms and northeastern storm surges; shoreline (beach and dune) erosion; cliff and bluff failures; and saltwater intrusion in coastal aquifers used for drinking water supplies. In addition to the usual range of hydrometeorological disasters in coastal zones, this book covers tsunami impacts and warning systems as well as global perspectives of sea-level rise impacts and human perceptions of potential vulnerabilities resulting from rip currents that cause many drownings each year on beaches. Today, the use of numerical models that help predict vulnerabilities and provide a basis for shore protection measures is important in modern scientific and engineering systems. Final considerations focus on human actions in the form of the urbanization and industrialization of the coast, shore protection measures, and indicate how environmental degradation around coastal conurbations exacerbates the potential for unwanted impacts. Strategies for environmental management in coastal zones, from low-lying wetlands to high cliffs and rocky promontories, are highlighted as a means of living in harmony with Nature and not trying to conquer it.  


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