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Fw: Netcoast Mail: Land-Based Sources of Marine Pollution, Call for papers

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Chris Emblow <[log in to unmask]>

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----- Original Message -----
From: Carla Bennink <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: 31 January 2000 12:35
Subject: Netcoast Mail: Land-Based Sources of Marine Pollution, Call for
papers


>
> PLEASE SEND REPLIES TO Noelle F. Lewis   [log in to unmask]
>
>
>   Land-Based Sources of Marine Pollution
>                                                         Call for Papers
>                                                      InterCoast
> Newsletter
>                                               A Newsletter for Coastal
> Practitioners
>
> In the past decade, and especially with the 1992 UNCED Conference and
> Agenda 21, global attention to coastal degradation has been heightened
> on many fronts, including the enormous issue of protection of the marine
>
> environment from land-based activities. Although there continue to be
> substantial loadings of various pollutants from ship-based activities,
> the great majority (over 80%) of pollution loads to the marine
> environment originate from human activities on land. Such 'land-based
> sources' as they are called in the international arena, include point
> source loadings from municipal and industrial wastes, and the more
> diffuse (nonpoint) source loadings from agriculture, city streets and
> highways, forestry and mining operations, construction sites, marinas
> and harbors, and the deposition of atmospheric pollutants.
>
> In 1995, governments of more than 100 countries met in Washington, D.C.
> and declared their commitment to minimize or reduce the environmental
> effects of land-based activities. The 'Washington Declaration', as it is
>
> now known, further identifies the United Nations Environment Program
> (UNEP) as secretariat to a Global Program of Action (GPA) for the
> Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities. With
> the secretariat just recently fully staffed, a Coordination Office,
> housed in The Hague, is moving rapidly to assist and support the
> development of Regional Programs of Action under the auspices of the
> UNEP Regional Seas Program offices worldwide.
>
> This issue of InterCoast examines both internationally and in the U.S.
> some of the many topics being addressed in an effort to stem the effects
>
> of land-based activities.
>
> The following list includes some, but not all, of these topics:
>
> Sources of land-based pollutants or types of land-based activities
> 1.      Municipal, agricultural, industrial, forestry, mining,
> transportation, atmospheric, etc.
> 2.      Land conversion
> 3.      Hydromodification (dams, flood control, channelization,
> dredging, etc.)
> Impacts of land-based pollutants (by type)
> 1.      Sewage, Nutrients
> 2.      Hydrocarbons (oil, grease)
> 3.      Radioactive substances
> 4.      Sediments
> Impacts of land-based pollutants (by functional loss)
> 1.      Habitat loss
> 2.      Loss of other 'free ecological services'
> 3.      Impaired waters and uses, Harmful algal blooms
> 4.      Economic and social impacts
> Management actions underway
> 1.      Policies
> 2.      Best management practices
> Constraints/challenges to effective management actions
> 1.      Policy
> 2.      Legal/institutional
> 3.      Socioeconomic
> 4.      Cultural
>
> InterCoast invites coastal practitioners to contribute articles on this
> and other subjects.  Main articles are typically one to two pages
> (750-1,300 words). To contribute or request information, contact NoŽlle
> F. Lewis, Coastal Resources Center, University of Rhode Island,
> Narragansett, RI 02882 USA. Tel: 401-874-6870. Fax: 401-789-4670.
> E-mail: [log in to unmask] Website: http//:crc.uri.edu. Articles can be
>
> submitted electronically.
>
> Deadline: 20 February 2000.
>
> Noelle F. Lewis, Managing Editor, InterCoast Newsletter
> Coastal Resources Center, University of Rhode Island
> Box 53
> Narragansett, RI 02882  USA
> E-mail: [log in to unmask]
> Tel: 401-874-6870 [me or message] or 401-874-6224 [main]
> FAX: 401-789-4670
>
> InterCoast Website: http://crc.uri.edu/comm/htmlpubs/ic/index.html
>
>
>
>

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