North Lebanon Coastal Zone

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CASE description

The Northern coastline constitutes approximately 37% of the total Lebanese coast with 102.5 Km of shoreline length. It includes three bays and two main headlands and a variety of river deltas as well as the Palm Island Nature Reserve. The coast is sandy/pebbly (51% of the total Northern coast) and rocky (49% of the total Northern coast).

Marine Resources and Coastal Zone Management Program - Institute of the Environment - University of Balamand


ICZM phase

Designing the Future





Main coastal issues

- Urban sprawl

- Erosion

- Marine pollution

- Transport

- Impacts on fishery


Objectives

- To mitigate coastal risk

- To improve urban sprawl and fishery resources management



Marine Resources and Coastal Zone Management Program - Institute of the Environment - University of Balamand

End Products

Reports on conservation and particular relevant coastal issues (coastal dynamics and pollution, urban sprawl and artificialiation, erosion, accretion and sea filling)


Tools foreseen to be developed and used

Indicators - LEAC - Economic Assessment - Modelling about pollution and sediment transport - Scenarios - Participatory methods


Other tools to be applied

Early warning system

Training needs

LEAC - Scenarios


CASE Responsibles

Manale Abou Dagher, Manal R. Nader, University of Balamnd, manal.aboudagher@balamand.edu.lb, Manal.nader@balamand.edu.lb