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  • Ecology and tourism: protecting the coast of the Dutch island of Texel.

    Author(s) : Baarse, G.Rijsberman, F. R.

    Author Affiliation : Natural Res. Environment Div., Delft Hydraulics Laboratory, P.O. Box 177, 2600 MH Delft, Netherlands.

    Journal article : Project Appraisal 1986 Vol.1 No.2 pp.75-87

    Abstract : The small Dutch island of Texel depends upon tourismtourismSubject Category: Activities
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    /recreation and some agriculture. Part of the coast is being eroded at 3 to 15 metres a year. Discussion focuses around whether this coastal erosion be prevented and if so, which sections merit priority, and what type of action should be taken. The erosion of sand dunes involves ecological and environmental concerns, and the technical solutions need engineering and related inputs. As dunes and beaches bring tourism, the economics of tourism were also involved. Options required a threatened camp site to be relocated, and/or for tourist pressures on the beaches to be reduced by the possible counter-attraction of forests and nature reserves: both of which would impact on agricultural land and that part of the economy. The island's supply of drinking water was also involved. A multi-disciplinary project under the auspices of the Cooperating Institutes for Policy Analyses is described including outline of procedures, techniques and results. The overall success of the project, including its links into decision making, is shown by the speed at which some recommendations were acted on by government.

    ISSN : 0268-8867

    Record Number : 19861840013

    Language of text : English

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    Descriptor(s) : EnvironmentenvironmentSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , islandsislandsSubject Category: Topographic Features
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    , tourismtourismSubject Category: Activities
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    Geographical Location(s) : NetherlandsnetherlandsSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    Broader term(s) : BeneluxbeneluxSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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    , Developed Countriesdeveloped countriesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , European Union Countrieseuropean union countriesSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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    , Kingdom of the Netherlandskingdom of the netherlandsSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , OECD Countriesoecd countriesSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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    , Western Europewestern europeSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , EuropeeuropeSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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