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Managing the growing impacts of development on fragile coastal and marine ecosystems: Lessons from the Gulf

Managing the growing impacts of development on fragile coastal and marine ecosystems: Lessons from the Gulf
  • United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). November 2011
  • The eight countries surrounding the Gulf (referred to as both the Persian and Arabian Gulf) - Bahrain, Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates - share a valuable marine ecosystem that now risks becoming seriously degraded by a number of anthropogenic impacts. This policy report highlights the greatest environmental threats facing the Gulf region and offers advice to managers and decision makers on how to avoid or mitigate the impacts of coastal development and improve environmental management.
  • Geographical coverage: Middle-East, Bahrain, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
  • Main themes: Aquaculture, Climate change, Coastal zones, Ecosystems, Energy, Environment, Pollution, Sustainable development, Wastewater, Water governance, Water quality
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Political leaders, Project managers, Project planners
  • Main purpose: Awareness raising
  • Type of resource: Good practices, Lessons learned, Policy briefing
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Published in 2015