Presentation on theme: "Can Coasts be managed sustainably? Explain why salt marshes are under pressure Explain the issues the Thames estuary faces Assess the benefits and problems."— Presentation transcript:
Can Coasts be managed sustainably? Explain why salt marshes are under pressure Explain the issues the Thames estuary faces Assess the benefits and problems caused by converting farmland back into salt marsh at Abbot’s Hall Farm Explain why different groups are interested in how the Thames estuary is managed
Starter What does sustainable mean? meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs What does this mean for coastal environments and management?
Abbot’s Hall Farm P 243-244 Philip Allan and p 209 Oxford Part of the Blackwater Estuary Sea has been allowed to breach the seawall to convert 84 hectares of farmland back into salt marsh Why? identify the benefits and problems created
Plenary Should we give up valuable farmland to re-establish salt marshes? What are the other alternatives?
Homework Examine the value of sustainable and integrated approaches to coastal management. June 09 (10 marks)