The Southern Catchment Management Board
welcomes you to the
Coastal Solutions Forum 2003 Website
|The Coastal Solutions Forum 2003 is spread over two
|Coastal Solutions 2003 is a follow-up event
to the Estuary Forum 2002 which documented the issues
and challenges faced in managing coasts and estuaries
and one estuary in particular: Port Hacking.
to view proceedings of Estuary Forum 2002
What is the goal of the Coastal Solutions Forum 2003?
The aim of the forum is to generate innovative
ideas for a radical improvement in estuary and coast management.
Traditional regulatory approaches are generally failing
to halt the decline in the quality of coastal foreshore
and submarine environments - urban encroachment, seagrass
loss, gradual loss of biodiversiy, and the loss of opportunities
for non-harmful recreation, are endemic.
Catchment Management Board and Sutherland
Shire Council, working in partnership with Port
Hacking Protection Society and Sutherland
Shire Environment Centre, want to explore how we can
create radical strategies to secure radically better results
for our estuaries and coasts:
- Can we get regulatory approaches that will work,
but without demanding resources that are just not
- Is it possible to apply different market and ownership
rights ideas to get measureably better outcomes for
- Can we find different funding and resourcing approaches
that will work a lot better?
- How can we make more efficient use of existing ideas
How will I benefit from attending the
If you participate, you will come away with:
- A clear and concise suite of strategies, outlined
by experts, and supported by specific illustrations
of their application in one threatened estuary (Port
- Your own ideas far better developed, through practical
engagement in shaping a strategy using a host of the
most up to date ideas for natural resource strategy;
- A great network of experts and contacts on whom
you can draw to shape your own strategies for your
own coastal or estuarine area.
Who should attend the forum?
- Those who love oceans or estuaries
- Those who study them, or the management of them
- Those who have an interest in strategies for sustainability
- Regulators, economists, bureaucrats
- Anyone who is keen on creating a better future by
using better ideas
How can I participate?
Day 1 of the forum is open to the public
Please register your interest
in attending Day 1, by Monday 10th November 2003 at the
latest. There are 2 simple ways to do this:
||9am to 5pm
||Saturday 15th November 2003
||Gunnamatta Pavilion, Gunnamatta Park, CRONULLA
- Download a copy of the Forum
Program Brochure, fill in the registration form
and return it with your fee to Sutherland Shire Environment
- Contact Sutherland Shire Envrironment Centre direct
page for details)
Who will be speaking at the forum?
Please visit the speakers
page for biographies, briefing notes and abstracts as
they become available.
Where can I find out more background
information on coasts and estuaries?
Please visit the resources
page on this website for free downloads, with information
Also the proceedings of The
Estuary Forum held on 1 June 2002 at the same venue
are available. This forum looked at the biophysical aspects
of estuaries, common problems and issues at stake, using
the Port Hacking as case study.
- Coastal and estuary management issues
- Coastal and estuary management theory
Sustainable estuaries and coasts?
It is going to take a LOT of new ideas!
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