Coastal management

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  • Crowded Coasts
    • Mangroves
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    • Mumbai's Coastal Regulation Zone
      • 2.8 million people live in the area with lrisks of cyclones and monsoon flooding
      • By 2070 the number of people at risk to coastal flooding will increase to 11 million
      • Loss of wetlands due to reclamation plus contamination from dumping solid waste
    • Case Study: The Sundarbans, India and Bangladesh
      • Largest Mangrove Forests
        • Lies on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna in the bay of Bengal
      • Four Islands  lost to the sea, making 6,000 families homeless
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      • Sea eroding the Suburbans, threatening on ecological disarster

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