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Public Lecture on Changing the Rules for Coastal Lands and Waters

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 14:30



Main Speaker: 

Prof. Richard Borroughs

Profesor, Department of Marine Affairs, University of Rhode Island

The increases in human use of coastal lands and seas force a reconsideration of the institutions and organizations that governments use to shape human behavior.  Historically, separate sectors such as fishing, land development, oil extraction, and sanitation were the focus for the rules that emerged.  However, sector-based management does not provide easy and effective means to address conflict among uses and the growing impact on natural systems.  Thus, the adjustment of old rules to new challenges becomes the preoccupation of all coastal nations.  In the United States the coastal lagoons of southern Rhode Island exemplify both the challenges in natural science and public policy as well as the opportunities for initiating new rules that protect natural systems and the livelihoods that depend upon them.

Who's Invited?: 

Prof. S. Y. Mensah


Prof. John Blay (jblay@ucc.edu.gh)


USAID, Centre for Coastal Management (CCM), DFAS-UCC

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