Proceedings of the workshop on coastal
area planning and management in Asian
tsunami-affected countries

RAP PUBLICATION 2007/06

Proceedings of the workshop on coastal area planning and management in Asian tsunami-affected countries

27–29 September 2006, Bangkok, Thailand

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Bangkok, 2007

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ISBN number : 978-974-7946-93-2

Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Welcome speech

Session I: The regional perspective

Land tenure and land-use change in relation to poverty, livelihoods, the environment and integrated coastal management in Asian tsunami-affected countries

Pre-and post-tsunami coastal planning and land-use policies and issues in Bangladesh

Pre-and post-tsunami coastal planning and land-use policies and issues in India

Pre-and post-tsunami coastal planning and land-use policies and issues in Indonesia

Pre-and post-tsunami coastal planning and land-use policies and issues in Malaysia

Pre-and post-tsunami coastal planning and land-use policies and issues in the Maldives

Pre-and post-tsunami coastal planning and land-use policies and issues in Myanmar

Pre-and post-tsunami coastal planning and land-use policies and issues in Sri Lanka

Pre-and post-tsunami coastal planning and land-use policies and issues in Thailand

Session II: Improved coastal zone planning and management

Integrated coastal zone planning in Asian tsunami-affected countries

Integrated land management to improve long-term benefits in coastal areas of Asian tsunami-affected countries

Spatial information-based approach for integrated coastal resource management in Asian tsunami-affected countries

Session III: Prespectives on coastal zone planning and management (abstracts)

Tsunami impacts and implications for coastal management in the Asia-Pacific region

Impacts of post-tsumani rehabilitation and reconstruction in Aceh

Supporting post-tsunami activities and coastal zone management: The draft Promotion of Marine and Coastal Resources Management Act

Coastal planning development lessons from policy analysis by Green Coast in Aceh

Land-use planning in the Maldives: Creating sustainable and safe island communities

Mangroves for the Future: Investing in coastal ecosystems as development infrastructure

Restoration and improvement of coastal environments devastated by the tsunami in Sri Lanka

The role of information in integrated coastal resource management

Regreening a coastal desert: 50 years’ experience of Erimo Town, Hokkaido, Japan

Tree crops for environmental protection and livelihood enhancement in the tsunami-affected coastal zone in West Aceh, Indonesia

Conclusions and recommendations

Appendixes

Appendix 1. Agenda

Appendix 2. Participants

Appendix 3. Results of the working group sessions