The Environment in Asia Pacific Harbours

  • Eric Wolanski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Keita Furukawa, Tomonari Okada
    Pages 15-34
  3. Keisuke Nakayama
    Pages 47-65
  4. Jianrong Zhu, Pingxing Ding, Liquan Zhang, Hui Wu, Huijiang Cao
    Pages 79-92
  5. Jing Zhang, Shi Lun Yang, Zhao Li Xu, Ying Wu
    Pages 93-111
  6. Mingjiang Zhou, Chaoyu Wu, Shiyu Li, Xiaohong Wang, Qiuhai Liu
    Pages 113-125
  7. Lixian Dong, Jilan Su, Yan Li, Xiaoming Xia, Weibing Guan
    Pages 127-137
  8. Yan Li, Liangmin Huang, Jianfang Chen, Mingjiang Zhou, Yehui Tan
    Pages 139-145
  9. Joseph H. W. Lee, Paul J. Harrison, Cuiping Kuang, Kedong Yin
    Pages 187-206
  10. Gullaya Wattayakorn
    Pages 249-259
  11. Nguyen Huu Nhan
    Pages 261-291
  12. Gil S. Jacinto, Imelda B. Velasquez, Maria Lourdes San Diego-McGlone, Cesar L. Villanoy, Fernando B. Siringan
    Pages 293-307
  13. G. S. Jacinto, R. V. Azanza, I. B. Velasquez, F. P. Siringan
    Pages 309-328
  14. Karina Yew-Hoong Gin, Michael J. Holmes, Sheng Zhang, Xiaohua Lin
    Pages 347-375
  15. Eng Soon Chan, Pavel Tkalich, Karina Yew-Hoong Gin, Jeffrey P. Obbard
    Pages 393-412
  16. Dietriech G. Bengen, Maurice Knight, Ian Dutton
    Pages 413-431
  17. David Williams, Eric Wolanski, Simon Spagnol
    Pages 461-476
  18. Eric Wolanski, A. David McKinnon, David Williams, Daniel M. Alongi
    Pages 477-488
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 495-497

About this book


Urbanization has already reached unprecedented levels in the estuarine and coastal zone of the Asia Pacific region where mega-cities and mega-harbours have developed and are still growing. Environmental degradation is significant and growing. The social, economic and environmental problems are pressing and call for science-based solutions. This book details how science can provide solutions so that economic and social developments can be ecologically sustainable. Twelve sites are discussed in detail, integrating physics and biology, and between science and engineering. In turn these are linked to economic and social issues. These sites are Tokyo Bay, the Pearl Estuary, Hong Kong, Shanghai and the Yangtze delta, Klang, Manila Bay, Jakarta Bay, Pearl Harbor, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok and the upper Gulf of Thailand, Singapore, and Darwin. This is the shoreline of about 50 million people and the coastal waters of about 500 million people. Sixty prominent scientists and engineers in universities and research centres in all these cities contributed the chapters in this book.

These lessons are fundamentally important for the Asia Pacific region, and they will also substantially inform similar analyses of mega-cities, port and harbour management and practices worldwide.


Coast Eutrophication Mangrove Ocean Oceanography Plankton biology ecosystem ecosystems environment hydrology marine phytoplankton

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Wolanski
    • 1
  1. 1.Australian Institute of Marine ScienceTownsvilleAustralia

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