Day, J., Kemp, G.P., Freeman, A., Muth, D.P. (Eds.)
2014, XX, 194 p. 88 illus., 51 illus. in color.
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An integrated coastal management approach to the Mississippi delta
Comprehensive approach to management of the delta ranging from geophysical to socio-economics
Includes fisheries, wetlands and eutrophication, navigation and flood control, human communities, historical geology of the delta, river geomorphology, and sustainable management
Deals with future trends such as climate change and energy scarcity
Human impacts and emerging mega-trends such as climate change and energy scarcity will impact natural resource management in this century. This is especially true for deltas because of their ecological and economic importance and their sensitivity to climate change. The Mississippi delta is one of the largest in the world and has been strongly impacted by human activities. Currently there is an ambitious plan for restoration of the delta. This book, by a renown group of delta experts, provides an overview of the challenges facing the delta and charts - a way forward to sustainable management.