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Environment and development
in coastal regions and in small islands

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Coastal region and small island papers 19

By Gillian Cambers and
Fathimath Ghina


Introduction to
An educational tool for
 sustainable development

    List of contents
1   Introduction
  2   Getting started
  3   Observation and recording
  4      Erosion and accretion
  5   Beach composition
  6   Human activities on the beach
  7   Beach debris
  8   Water quality
  9   Wave characteristics
  10   Currents
  11   Plants and animals
  12   Sandwatch as a tool for education for
sustainable development
Other CSI titles        


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Reproduction is authorized, providing the appropriate mention is made of the source, and copies sent to the UNESCO (Paris) address below. This document should be cited as:

UNESCO, 2005. Introduction to Sandwatch:An educational tool for sustainable development.
Coastal region and small island papers 19, UNESCO, Paris, 91 pp.

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The ‘Coastal region and small island papers’ series was launched by the Organization in 1997. Information on CSI activities, as well as extra copies of this document, can be obtained at the following address:

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Report written by: Gillian Cambers and Fathimath Ghina
Photos courtesy of: Gillian Cambers, CORALINA and Hans Thulstrup
Cover design and layout: Micheline Turner
Web version: Claire Blackburn

Published in 2005 by the
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
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