[Coral-List] "Over the water" villas & their impacts
ctwiliams at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 4 13:25:32 EDT 2007
Based on experiences in East Malaysia and Dubai, major
issues would include:
Presumption - NOT DIRECTLY ON CORAL
Status and maintenance of freshwater and sewerage
connections and disposal - presumably for direct
Wind/Wave induced current changes and the fact that
the villas would be sighted in shallow, intertidal,
low wave, low current regime to begin with - loss of
wind induced currents and circulation would heighten
any nutrient effect in the underlying water
Piling/piers form attached media reactor for increased
bacteria and attached growth
Secondaries include villa debris (planting boxes,
etc.), motor boating liquids/petro, oils, grease,
Direct shading relatively minor as the water would
have been shallow and probably sand bottom..
--- Shannon Gore <sd_gore at yahoo.com> wrote:
TRY TO CONTACT SOMEONE IN MALDIVES WHICH HAS MANY
MORE. SOME IN PHILIPPINES BUT USUALLY MORE LAGOONAL
AND HIGHER DIRECT NUTRIENTLOADS.
Hope it helps.
Send a copy of you contract documents, location,
schedule, etc. and I can GIVE you a scope of work.
Dr. Tom Williams
> The British Virgin Islands are currently undergoing
> a number of developments and the latest call for
> "over the water" villas, several proposed for Little
> Dix Bay, Virgin Gorda. Does anyone have any
> information such as terms of reference for
> developing an EIA for such a project, any similar
> projects that failed, any studies on their impacts,
> etc.? ANY information would be appreciated as this
> is the first of several similar proposed projects.
> Shannon Gore
> BVI Conservation & Fisheries Department
> sgore at gov.vg
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