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1 The Coastal Union by Robbert Misdorp Advisor to the Netherlands Government & EUCC Assisting Romanian Min. Env.& Water Management for Romanian PlanCoast input, Former Coordinator of the International CZM-Centre, RIKZ, Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, The Hague. E-address: r.misdorp@chello.nl Sharing ICZM experiences and suggestions for PlanCoast Prepared for the PlanCoast Kick-off meeting, Ancona, June, 2006

2 The Coastal Union 1. Sharing some Integrated CZM experiences: ICZM program elements ICZM tools: RAMCO (Physical Planning) & CoastLearn (ICZM training) CZM – Centres Website: www.netcoast.nl EU - Coastal Network: EUCC : www.eucc.nl European Water Partnership: a public & private Network Prepared for the PlanCoast Kick-off meeting, Ancona, June, 2006

3 Coastal Zone Governance Coastal Zone Management Tasks lterative cyclic process Coastal Zone Management Instruments and Capacities Arrangements Ethics Objectives Integration Harmonization Participation Legal framework Tradition and social norms Safety Resources Development Organizational structure EvaluationProblem Recognition PlanningImplementation Data Collection Assessment and Outlook Monitoring Plan Execution Operation and Maintenance Policy Development Research Assessment Decision Making Elements of Integr.Coastal Zone Management Decision Making Reference: CZM-Centre & Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, 1996: Egyptian Coast: Development and Challenges Prepared for the PlanCoast Kick-off meeting, Ancona, June, 2006

4 RAMCO: spatial designed Rapid integrated Assessment and analytic planning tool using interactively GIS modules supporting coastal policy makers Reference: CZM-C/RIKZ/RIKS, 1999: Integral Assessment Module for Coastal Zone Management, RamCo 2.0 User Guide Two different tool levels: 1) Macro-scale system: long range, large scale coastal processes, natural & socio- economic subsystems; 2) Micro-scale system: short term and micro-scale coastal processes, using cellular GIS sub-models. Prepared for the PlanCoast Kick-off meeting, Ancona, June, 2006

5 RAMCO: an example of the analytical GIS frame component: macro-scale dynamics system diagram tourism land demand, employment, production values; The iterative, relational, analytical frame: the expert judgment in the macro level effects the micro dynamics and changes the land use map. PlanCoast Kick-off meeting, Ancona, June, 2006

6 CoastLearn: Multimedia ICZM Distance Training Tool in 6 languages Prepared for the PlanCoast Kick-off meeting, Ancona, June, 2006

7 CZM-Centre - Website: www.netcoast.nl, providing information on concept and tools eg RAMCO and CoastLearn Prepared for the PlanCoast Kick-off meeting, Ancona, June, 2006

8 The Coastal Union An international non-profit association, founded in 1989: Active national branches and projects in 14 EU countries Total about 3000 Members in 40 countries Offices in Scotland, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Spain Prepared for the PlanCoast Kick-off meeting, Ancona, June, 2006 EUCC - The Coastal Union is www.eucc.net

9 The Coastal Union Back EUCCs Mission To promote a solid coastal management: Conservation of nature, landscape and cultural heritage in combination with coastal safety and a sustainable economic development www.eucc.nl Prepared for the PlanCoast Kick-off meeting, Ancona, June, 2006

10 The Coastal Union The European Water Partnership is a joint private and public sector organisation created to coordinate European water activities It is an independent body Website: www.ewp.org European Water Partnership: A coordinated approach to water in Europe : Prepared for the PlanCoast Kick-off meeting, Ancona, June, 2006

11 The Coastal Union Why? Global water crisis, brought about by climate change, population growth and water usage: –In Europe, an estimated 85 million people lack sanitation facilities and 41 million do not have access to safe drinking water; –Worldwide, 1.1 billion people do not have water and 2.6 billion lack sanitation facilities; –Water strongly influences: poverty, migration, Aids, sustainability, and climate change. European Water Partnership:

12 The Coastal Union 2. Some suggestions for PlanCoast : Mixing concepts of ICZM program elements with Physical Planning An example of Sea Use Planning: The Netherlands Continental Shelf Prepared for the PlanCoast Kick-off meeting, Ancona, June, 2006

13 The Coastal Union Prepared for the PlanCoast Kick-off meeting, Ancona, June, 2006 Suggestions to mix ICZM program elements with Physical Planning: Characteristics of ICZM ; Characteristics of Physical Planning; Suggested mix.

14 The Coastal Union Main characteristics of an ICZM program: Complex problem oriented; Area/district/region oriented; Multiple faceted: comprising several disciplines & departments, local stakeholders and NGOs (are problem owners); Integrated management for development through institutional strengthening: policy preparation, decision making simultaneously at different levels; Long term iterative and cyclic process ( +/-10 years) including monitoring & ecologic & economic evaluation; Prepared for the PlanCoast Kick-off meeting, Ancona, June, 2006

15 The Coastal Union Main characteristics of an ICZM program - contd: Consisting of a planning and an implementation phase; Awareness raising among stakeholders increases acceptance of implementation; Implementation is directed at sustainable solutions: 1.Increasing resilience of the coastal system, 2.No-regret measures in case of large uncertainties, 3.Flexible, soft solutions preferred above hard flood protecting measures 4. Zoning of functional uses in terrestrial and marine parts of coastal zone Implementing an ICZM program needs i) a practical leader ii) a process leading to measures through a consultative and participatory approach. Prepared for the PlanCoast Kick-off meeting, Ancona, June, 2006

16 The Coastal Union Prepared for the PlanCoast Kick-off meeting, Ancona, June, 2006 Some characteristics of a Spatial Development Plan: Area oriented; Time planning horizon: five years to some decades; National policy dominant over district and community plans; Strict alignment according to main components of hard Infrastructure: Water ways, Electric, Sewage, Roads, Airways, Pipelines; Generally no alignment provisions for: participatory approaches, long term sustainability, decreasing pollution, increasing biodiversity, decreasing the vulnerability to Climate Change impacts and no eco&eco evaluation;

17 The Coastal Union How to mix existing Spatial Development Plan practices with ICZM principles? Some suggestions: 1. Applying the EU-WFD and EU-ICZM Recommendations to the PlanCoast integrated Land and Sea Use Planning; 2. Including the main elements of the ICZM programs: sustainability, long term, and ecological & economical accountabilities, participatory approaches; 3. Implementing a pilot Spatial Development Plan at district/communal level, including an integrated feasibility study for implementation. Win-Win potentials creating Spatial Development Plans in an ICZM frame: Spatial Development Decrees/Laws are legally binding documents, which could be a solid base for the subsequent ICZM implementation phase. Prepared for the PlanCoast Kick-off meeting, Ancona, June, 2006

18 The full-report is available on the PlanCoast Website, as 11 MB PDF document. Netherlands Integrated Management Plan for the North Sea 2015 PlanCoast Kick-off meeting, Ancona, June, 2006

19 Netherlands Integrated Management Plan for the North Sea 2015 This Governmental Document is produced in close cooperation by four Dutch Ministries. This Integrated Management Plan for the North Sea 2015 was adopted by the Council of Netherlands Ministers in July 2005, for approval of the Netherlands Parliament. Prepared for the PlanCoast Kick-off meeting, Ancona, June, 2006

20 This list of Contents Illustrates that not only different maps were produced, but also: 1) VISIONS on North Sea use: Healthy, Safe and Profitable Sea, 2) PRINCIPLES of Management, 3) INSTRUMENTS for management, 4) INTEGRATED frame for permitting, were addressed. Prepared for the PlanCoast Kick-off meeting, Ancona, June, 2006

21 The Coastal Union Some Concluding Remarks: 1) Interaction between Spatial Development/ Physical Planning and ICZM can be beneficially both ways; 2) PlanCoast can illustrate these benefits in the Baltic, Adriatic and Black Sea, through producing: visions, maps and analyses based on GIS data bases; 3) ICZM concepts, tools and networks are ready to be shared for use. Prepared for the PlanCoast Kick-off meeting, Ancona, June, 2006


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