State capabilities for estuarine management: the case of Galveston Bay, Texas

dc.acquisition-srcReview of GBNEP-6 reference listen_US
dc.call-noTC 1505 .O3 1987en_US
dc.contract-noen_US
dc.contributor.authorKing, L.R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKendall, J.J., Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.otherOceans '87 Proceedings: The Ocean - An International Workplace. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada September 28 - October 1, 1987en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:10:12Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T17:10:12Z
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.degreeen_US
dc.descriptionpg. 1691en_US
dc.description-otheren_US
dc.description.abstractIn recent years Galveston Bay, the largest estuary on the Texas coast, has become a focus of concern as a result of rapidly expanded recreational use, shrinking habitats, declining freshwater inflows and proposals to expand the Houston ship channel. Congress designated the bay a priority area under the National Estuary Program sections of the Clean Water Act in early 1987, thus making the state eligible for federal funds to develop a management plan for the estuarine system. This paper will use the framework of institutional capability to explore Texas's role in addressing the complex resource management issues affecting the bay. Institutional capability refers to a state's capacity to develop, staff and sustain institutions able to deal with specific policy issues. Following a brief description of the Galveston Bay environment and its uses the paper will define institutional capability, use this idea as a framework for assessing Texas' readiness to tackle bay issues, and conclude with recommendations for strengthing the state's role as a coastal resource manager.en_US
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dc.geo-codeGalveston Bayen_US
dc.history3/2/05 easen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/22457
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dc.locationTAMUG Circulating Collectionen_US
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dc.notesThis abstract is only available in this book. Contact IEEE for the full copy of this paper.en_US
dc.placeNew York, NYen_US
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineersen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries4669.00en_US
dc.relation.urihttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conferences.jspen_US
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dc.seriesen_US
dc.subjectestuarine managementen_US
dc.titleState capabilities for estuarine management: the case of Galveston Bay, Texasen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.universityen_US
dc.vol-issuev.5en_US

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