CoPraNet: Climate Change and the Role of Local Authorities and NGOs in Planning Sustainable Coastal Tourist Development in the Mediterranean Region

Typ des Eintrags: Fallstudie
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The Mediterranean Sea is a largely enclosed sea which already has high salinity and decreasing fresh water into it, due to dams and the diversions of rivers. In general, biodiversity, conservation, water quality, quantity and seasonal flows will be significantly affected. The negative impacts of pollution and nutrient into waters may increase in combination with climate change. Climate change, in combination with human uses and developments, can affect coastal and marine biodiversity, and the coastal and marine ecosystems that provide ecosystems goods and services. Coastal and marine ecosystems, and the ecosystems good and services they provide, underpin vital sectors such as fisheries, tourism and designations such as nature conservation areas. Considering sustainable tourist developments in the Mediterranean region, it will be important to consider means to stabilize and minimize fresh water use in these developments, particularly if current uses are unsustainable. The overall design of sustainable tourist developments must consider local water sources, and the potential reduction of that water in the future due to climate change. This could affect the range and type of amenities offered (pools, golf courses, gardens) and the overall design of the facilities. For example, salt water could be used to supply pools, and certain types of wastewater could be segregated and re-used for watering gardens and cleaning.

Stichworte: Bathing water quality, Pollution (beach and water), Public information, Recreation and Tourism, Tools and techniques for beach management
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Climate Change and the Role of Local Authorities and NGOs in Planning Sustainable Coastal Tourist Development in the Mediterranean Region (281.712 Bytes)
 
Kontakt: Magdalena A K Muir
EUCC- The Coastal Union
Telefon: 00 44 795 222 4025
E-Mail: makmuir@ieels.com