|Collins, Anthony (1996) Managing the Donegal coast in the twenty-first century. M. Sc., Institute of Technology, Sligo.
|This thesis discusses the concept of coastal zone management in relation to County
Donegal. An outline of the existing administrative and legislative structure for the coastal
area of Donegal is given and the current approach to coastal erosion control is described.
An alternative strategy of coastal defence, utilising land and water use management, is
advanced. The general aims of coastal management programmes, adopted internationally,
The physical and human geography of the coast of Donegal is described, with attention
being paid to changing employment patterns. The role of agriculture has decreased in
importance as alternative industries such as tourism and aquaculture experience strong
growth The impact of these industries on the Donegal coastal resource is examined and
the absence of an integrated coastal development strategy is highlighted.
Having discussed the theory of coastal management and described the general Donegal
coastal situation, specific examples of coastal management issues in Donegal are given.
Case studies highlighting current issues in the Donegal coastal zone are discussed and
conclusions drawn as to how this beautiful but fragile resource, which is the main location
of a growing tourism industry, can be sustainably managed in the twenty-first century.
|Coastal erosion -- Donegal (Ireland : County)
|Coastal zone management -- Donegal (Ireland : County)
|Managing the Donegal coast in the twenty-first century
|Master Thesis (taught)
|Institute of Technology, Sligo
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|Dept of Environmental Science, ITS