Coastal Research Library

Beach Management Tools - Concepts, Methodologies and Case Studies

Editors: Botero, Camilo M., Cervantes, Omar D., Finkl, Charles W. (Eds.)

  • Presents the most complete and updated compendium of tools to manage recreational beachesContains examples and techniques developed for scientists and beach managers from around the world
  • Provides a book for managers, scientists and practitioners interested in methods that improve the quality of recreational beaches
  • Offers a useful resource that elucidates best management practices as applied to beach systems
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-58304-4
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  • Due: December 16, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58303-7
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About this book

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.

About the authors

 Camilo-Mateo Botero SaltarenExpert in integrated coastal management and tourist beaches. European PhD in Water and Coastal Management (Spain), European Master in Water and Coastal Management (Portugal), Master in Ports and Coastal Engineering (Spain), postgraduate course in Public Management (Colombia), UNESCO expert in Tsunami Warning Systems (Hawaii, EEUU), PNUD expert in Multilateral Environmental Agreements (Grenada) European Expert in Marine Spatial Planning (France) and Environmental and Sanitary Engineer (Colombia). He has been professor in Colombia, Ecuador, Cuba, Argentina, Brasil, Puerto Rico and Uruguay in topics such as beach management, environmental impact assessment, coastal management, environmental management and research methods. He is researcher in marine topics since 1996, focusing last years in beach certification schemes and beach environmental quality. He become to several academic networks, such as the Beach Management and Certification Iberoamerican Network - PROPLAYAS and the Integrated Coastal Management Iberoamerican Network - IBERMAR. Moreover, he is director of the Coastal Systems Research Group in Colombia, researcher in Universidad de La Costa (Colombia), member of editorial board of 'Revista COSTAS' of UNESCO and reviewer of the Ocean and Coastal Management Journal (Elsevier). Author of more than 50 publications, including books, scientific articles and dissemination. Lecturer in over 60 opportunities and advisory over 20 undergraduate and master's thesis. He is fluent in English language and communication skills in Italian and Portuguese.

Omar Darío Cervantes RosasDr. Omar Cervantes is specialist in Coastal Zone and Beach Management. He has a master and a PhD in Coastal Oceanography and postgraduate courses in The professionalization of NGOs. Member of national system of researchers en Mexico since 2013. He participated in two short stays in Ceará and Para Brazilian Federal Universities in beach management topics. He is a technical expert in Beach certification and Ecoturism standards of The Mexican Accreditation Body (EMA). He worked to environmental consulting companies (2002-2011) as the project manager of environmental baseline studies in tourism coastal projects, in restoration of coastal environments and environmental supervision. He is a research professor in a Bachelor career of Marine Sciences (Oceanology) and in the Master program of Marine Sciences of the Faculty of Marine Sciences (University of Colima, México). He teaches lectures on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM), Coastal Ecology, Marine Pollution, Environmental Economics, Risk Management, Coastal Policy Analysis and others topics. He has been instructor in short courses about Beach Management in Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay.  Since 2001 he has been an environmental consultant on topics such as Environmental Impact and Environmental Site assessment, focusing his last projects in beach management topics; rip currents and beach risks, environmental valuation, zonification and certification or ecolabels. He published articles at Ocean and Coastal Management, Journal of Coastal Research and Environmental Management Journals. Advisory in undergraduate, masters and PhD´s thesis.  He have communication skills in English and Portuguese language. He has been reviewer of scientific projects for the Council on Science and Technology of Uruguay and México. Now he is a member of scientific networks such as Iberoamerican network of Beach management Proplayas and Integrated Coastal Management (IBERMAR).

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
price for USA (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: January 13, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58304-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $279.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: December 16, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58303-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beach Management Tools - Concepts, Methodologies and Case Studies
Editors
  • Camilo M. Botero
  • Omar D. Cervantes
  • Charles W. Finkl
Series Title
Coastal Research Library
Series Volume
24
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58304-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58304-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58303-7
Series ISSN
2211-0577
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 962
Number of Illustrations and Tables
113 b/w illustrations, 233 illustrations in colour
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