Comprehensive, but not overly technical, this book provides a legal-policy framework to the discussion of how coastal managers can best approach the problem of sea level rise. It identifies legal barriers and offers proposed solutions to mitigate the impact of those barriers. The book introduces the issue, delves into the science behind sea level rise, discusses policy complexities and options, followed by an overview of related legalities, then, bringing it all together, the author applies the principles offered in the book, concluding with strategies and solutions and a perspective on the future.
Science Behind Sea Level Rise
Major Coastal Land Feature Considerations
Framing the Policy Questions Related to Sea Level Rise
Considerations among Adaptation Approaches
Background on Legal Considerations
Traditional Land-Use Planning Laws
The Takings Question