Title: Coastal and estuarine management in the UK: review and overview of perspectives

Authors: Temitope D. Timothy Oyedotun

Addresses: Department of Geography, Leslie Cummins Building, Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences (FEES), University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus, Greater Georgetown, P.O. Box 101110, Guyana

Abstract: The UK is a coast-dominated country which is relatively well endowed with estuaries on the account of its varied geology. Coasts and estuaries are the example of typical environments which have attracted growing concerns in recent times because of the prevalence of anthropogenic and intense physical processes pressures. Various coastal and estuarine management techniques are being employed to address the challenges imposed by these pressures. This paper presents the overview and reviews of the management strategies and interventions being adopted for the UK coastline and estuarine environments.

Keywords: coastal erosion; estuarine environment; strategies; interventions; Shoreline Management Plan; SMP; UK.

DOI: 10.1504/IER.2018.10014573

Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, 2018 Vol.19 No.2, pp.103 - 110

Received: 16 Aug 2017
Accepted: 18 Mar 2018

Published online: 24 Jul 2018 *

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