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Title: Assessing the regional impacts of climate change on economic sectors in the low-lying coastal zone of Mediterranean East Morocco
Other Titles: Proceedings of the 10th International Coastal Symposium, Lisbon, Portugal
Authors: Tekken, V.
Costa, L.
Kropp, J.P.
Keywords: WATER BUDGET
COASTAL VULNERABILITY
COASTAL TOURISM
MOROCCO
SEA LEVEL
WATER MANAGEMENT
COASTAL EROSION
CLIMATE DATA
Date: 2009
Publisher: Coastal Education & Research Foundation (CERF)
Abstract: Complex interactions of human encroachment, climatic variability and sea-level rise lead to degradation of the coastal environment and hinder economic development, which in particular focuses on the tourism sector. Trends in regional climatic variability were assessed in terms of water availability and main water consuming activities. Analysis indicates there is no alternative for the development and implementation of comprehensive climate change policies and appropriate adaptation strategies. The agricultural sector, as the largest water consumer needs to modify current water management practices towards sustainability. Tourism development must consider the hydrological balance where demands exceed groundwater resources.
ISSN: 0749-0258
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/48672
Project Number: 104329
Project Title: Moroccan Coastal Management : Building Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change
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