The Environment in Asia Pacific Harbours

Editors: Wolanski, Eric (Ed.)

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Urbanization has already reached unprecedented levels in the estuarine and coastal zone of the Asia Pacific region where mega-cities and mega-harbours have developed and are still growing. Environmental degradation is significant and growing. The social, economic and environmental problems are pressing and call for science-based solutions. This book details how science can provide solutions so that economic and social developments can be ecologically sustainable. Twelve sites are discussed in detail, integrating physics and biology, and between science and engineering. In turn these are linked to economic and social issues. These sites are Tokyo Bay, the Pearl Estuary, Hong Kong, Shanghai and the Yangtze delta, Klang, Manila Bay, Jakarta Bay, Pearl Harbor, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok and the upper Gulf of Thailand, Singapore, and Darwin. This is the shoreline of about 50 million people and the coastal waters of about 500 million people. Sixty prominent scientists and engineers in universities and research centres in all these cities contributed the chapters in this book.

These lessons are fundamentally important for the Asia Pacific region, and they will also substantially inform similar analyses of mega-cities, port and harbour management and practices worldwide.

About the authors

Dr. Eric Wolanski, an internationally recognized coastal oceanographer, is a fellow of the Belgian Academy of Overseas Sciences, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and the Institution of Engineers Australia. He was awarded an Australian Centenary medal for services in estuarine and coastal oceanography and he is a Leading Scientist at the Australian Institute of Marine Science with more than 270 publications.

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"The book demonstrates the different solutions and pitfalls, successes and failures in a large number of ports in the Asian Pacific region by means of case studies. It contains 28 chapters … addressing the environmental conditions of the main harbours … . also gives extensive information related to the hydrographic, and oceanographic processes in this area. … The book certainly is of interest for people working in a field that in some way or the other is related to marine environmental issues … ." (Willem J. Vlasblom, Terra et Aqua, Issue 103, 2006)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Tokyo Bay: Its Environmental Status — Past, Present, and Future

    Keita Furukawa, Tomonari Okada

    Pages 15-34

  • Circulation Processes in Tokyo Bay

    Keisuke Nakayama

    Pages 47-65

  • Influence of the Deep Waterway Project on the Changjiang Estuary

    Jianrong Zhu, Pingxing Ding, Liquan Zhang, et al.

    Pages 79-92

  • Impact of Human Activities on the Health of Ecosystems in the Changjiang Delta Region

    Jing Zhang, Shi Lun Yang, Zhao Li Xu, Ying Wu

    Pages 93-111

  • Field and Model Studies of Water Quality in Hong Kong

    Kwok-Leung Pun

    Pages 165-186

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Environment in Asia Pacific Harbours
Editors
  • Eric Wolanski
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3655-2
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3655-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3654-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6566-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 498
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