Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Status, Challenges and Prospects

  • Frank Ahlhorn

Part of the Wasser: Ökologie und Bewirtschaftung book series (WÖW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Frank Ahlhorn
    Pages 1-11
  3. Frank Ahlhorn
    Pages 13-34
  4. Frank Ahlhorn
    Pages 35-48
  5. Helge Bormann
    Pages 49-62
  6. Frank Ahlhorn
    Pages 63-119
  7. Frank Ahlhorn
    Pages 163-182
  8. Frank Ahlhorn
    Pages 183-193
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 195-197

About this book


This book gives a brief but comprehensive overview of Integrated Coastal Zone Management. Using water management as an example, it enables readers to understand different interests and requirements. It is intended as a textbook for students but can also be used by professionals in administration as well as project management and planning.

By summarizing hydrological aspects it clarifies the challenges in water management (e. g. coastal protection, drainage and river management). Further, it presents the principles and methods for integration and good, collaborative processes taking into account the interests and requirements at coastal zones.

The book focuses on the status quo in Europe, with examples from The Netherlands, Germany and Spain, and offers up-to-date insights into the state of the art in the United States of America or Australia. The author also takes a fresh look at a number of topics, such as historical reflections.



The Coast – Characteristics, Living, Working

Historical Annotations and European Developments

Basics of Integrated Coastal Zone Management
Hydrology of Coastal Regions

Sectorial Descriptions

Integrated Management Approaches

Methodologies of Integration

Fictitious Case Studies


Students in programs related to coastal issues: civil engineering hydraulics, geosciences, limnology, hydrology, marine biosciences, environmental law, social sciences.

Professionals in administration as well as policy and pressure groups.

About the Author

Dr. Frank Ahlhorn completed doctoral degree at the University of Kiel and is head of Küste und Raum - Ahlhorn & Meyerdirks GbR, a company involved in various aspects of coastal zone management.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Frank Ahlhorn
    • 1
  1. 1.Küste und Raum - Ahlhorn & Meyerdir GbRVarelGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-17050-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-17052-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-3398
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-3401
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