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A new, RISC-KIT related article is published in the Journal of Ocean & Coastal Management

Under the title "Opportunities and constraints for managed retreat on exposed sandy shores: Examples from Emilia-Romagna, Italy" this new paper is providing an evaluation of the managed retreat alternative on a coast where sandy beaches have recreational value, taking under account societal concerns.

 "Opportunities and constraints for managed retreat on exposed sandy shores: Examples from Emilia-Romagna, Italy" is the result of the collaboration between the RISC-KIT colleagues, coming from the University of Ferrara, Clara Armaroli and Paolo Ciavola, and two US visiting scientists: Karl Nordstrom from the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences of Rutgers University and Nancy Jackson from the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science of New Jersey Institute of Technology.

 

In this paper the writers are discussing the evaluation of managed retreat on Emilia-Romagna coast where sandy beaches have recreational value, taking also under account the societal views on the matter. After a comprehensive analysis the writers conclude that, although managed retreat would re-establish the natural features of the coast and still support beach use, stakeholders prefer maintaining the status quo management alternatives at the moment, keeping in mind that retreat should occur at some point in the future. Through this paper the writers provide a coherent example of the various factors that affect decision making regarding coastal management.

 

You can also download a copy of the manuscript, in .pdf, here.

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