Waste Assimilation and Management in the North Sea

Turner, R. K., Powell, J. C., Adger, W. N. and Crooks, S. (2001) Waste Assimilation and Management in the North Sea. In: The Economics of Water and Coastal Resources. Kluwer, Dordrecht, pp. 235-279.

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The North Sea is a semi-enclosed ocean situated on the continental shelf of northwest Europe. It is fed by waterways from eight countries, a catchment area of 850,000 km2 with an estimated population of some 164 million people. The embanked floodplains of the rivers Elbe, Wesser, Rhine, Meuse, Scheldt, Seine, Thames and Humber in particular, are densely populated, highly industrialised and intensively farmed. It is from these major rivers that more than ninety-nine percent of freshwater-borne input are discharged of which more than half is supplied to the southern North Sea. The input from the waterways are the main source of large quantities of waste products and nutrients, but pollutants also enter via a number of other pathways: atmospheric fallout, and direct discharges from land and offshore installations, dumping at sea, shipping and aquaculture.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE)
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Collaborative Centre for Sustainable Use of the Seas
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Environmental Social Sciences
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Resources, Sustainability and Governance (former - to 2018)
Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2011 10:52
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2024 15:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/27624
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-015-9755-5_9

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