Coastal Morphodynamics: A Context for Tourism Development

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Tourism activity and development in any coastal environment are intimately linked to morphological or hydrodynamic characteristics that combine to provide a suite of attractions, sought after by a range of tourist types. In turn, infrastructure development associated with tourism in these coastal environments is often concentrated in areas with characteristic processes and geomorphological signatures, and linked to management challenges and commonly reported impacts. These impacts include environmental degradation outcomes as well as the dispacement of traditional sectors of society. It is important to consider how types of tourism development and tourist activities are related to coastal morphodynamics and how these dynamics dictate management responses on a range of levels, if sustainable tourism development is to truly be achieved.

ISBN: 1-882345-54-1


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The Author:

Professor Peta Sanderson