Beach Erosion Control: Public Issues in Beach Stabilization Decisions, Florida

David W. Fischer

Abstract


Beach erosion control generates several issues of importance to the public. The origin of these issues include the public nature of the beach, the way decisions are derived for beach erosion, the assumptions behind beach erosion control, the incentives faced in forming a beach erosion control strategy, and the concern for equity in beach decisions. This paper outlines the decision-making system surrounding beach erosion control and concludes that all relevant interests require access to decision-making in order to affect the outcome.


Keywords


Beach erosion; beachfront development; beach stabilization policy; coastal resources management; decision-making process; equity proceedings; sand management

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