An ecological economics approach to the management of a multi-purpose coastal wetland

RK Turner, IJ Bateman, S Georgiou, A Jones, IH Langford, NGN Matias, L Subramanian

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Three interrelated management problems—eutrophication of multiple use shallow lakes, sea level rise and flood risk mitigation and tourism pressures—are analysed in the context of an internationally important wetland area, the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads in the UK. The ecological-economic research findings presented should provide essential information to underpin the regulatory and management process in this internationally important conservation area. The relevant authority somehow has to integrate the maintenance of public navigation rights, nature conservation, and tourism promotion in a highly dynamic ecosystems setting. Because of the stakeholder conflicts, potential and actual, a more inclusionary decision-making procedure is required, and is currently being implemented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86–99
Number of pages14
JournalRegional Environmental Change
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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