Management and Sustainable Development of Coastal Zone Environments

  • A L. Ramanathan
  • P. Bhattacharya
  • T. Dittmar
  • M. Bala Krishna Prasad
  • B. R. Neupane

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Evaluation, Status Prediction, Modelling and Developments of Coastal Zones: Management Issues

  3. Coastal Zone Water Resources (Quantity and Quality): Challenges for Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Manish Kumar, A L. Ramanathan, B. R. Neupane, Dinh Van Tu, Seok-hwi Kim
      Pages 109-131
    3. S. Chidambaram, K. Trumalesh, A L. Ramanathan, G. Johnsonbabu, P. Paramaguru, U. Karmegam et al.
      Pages 132-145
    4. Prosun Bhattacharya, Gunnar Jacks, Bibhas Nath, Debashis Chatterjee, Ashis Biswas, Dipti Halder et al.
      Pages 146-160
    5. O. V. Chudaev, V. A. Chudaeva, I. V. Bragin
      Pages 161-171
  4. Biodiversity of Coastal Zones and Its Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. M. Bala Krishna Prasad, Thorsten Dittmar, AL. Ramanathan
      Pages 175-193
    3. R. Ramesh, B. Senthilkumar, Jennifer Immaculate Divia, R. Purvaja
      Pages 194-211
    4. Gurmeet Singh, Rajesh Kumar Ranjan, Rita Chauhan, A L. Ramanathan
      Pages 212-224
  5. Threats to Coastal Aquatic Ecosystems: Developmental and Sustainability Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 271-282

About this book


Coastal areas face increasing pressures from land use change, developmental activities, shoreline erosion, biodiversity losses and natural calamities. This volume addresses these issues facilitating the integrated analysis of the sustainability of coastal zones. The contributors have tried to focus their respective works on the problems that need urgent attention relevant to present day issues. Coastal Zone Management and its sustainability strategy should safeguard ecological security of the coastal areas, avoid pollution as well as exploitation of living and non living aquatic resources, protecting also the agrarian community and avian population and other floral and faunal breeding grounds. Articles have been selected on the basis of sound scientific findings hoping that it will help in developing meaningful regulations for future sustainable coastal management zone.


Coastal Region Coastal zone management Deltas Environmental degradation Land use pattern Nutrient dynamics Pollution Sustainable development biodiversity development estuary

Editors and affiliations

  • A L. Ramanathan
    • 1
  • P. Bhattacharya
    • 2
  • T. Dittmar
    • 3
  • M. Bala Krishna Prasad
    • 4
  • B. R. Neupane
    • 5
  1. 1.School of Environmental SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Land and Water Resource EngineeringRoyal Institute of Technology (KTH)StockholmSweden
  3. 3.Max Planck Research Group for Marine GeochemistryUniversity of Oldenburg, ICBMGermany
  4. 4.Earth System Science Interdisciplinary CenterUniversity of MarylandUSA
  5. 5.UNESCONew DelhiIndia

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