[Coral-List] "Over the water" villas & their impacts
ctwiliams at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 5 02:53:32 EDT 2007
Send the info to the List, not to me personally.
Palm Jumeirah didn't have any stilt houses
--- Pratik Mehta <pratik_n_mehta at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Dear Dr Williams,
> I do have plenty of experience in the same area of
> Dubai especially at Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali,
> Dubai Waterfront.... I have studied their EIA and
> other monitoring reports very closely. Will it be of
> any use to you? I am not sure what exactly you r
> looking for.
> I am Dr Pratik Mehta, Marine Biologist, worked for
> 18 months at Dubai, presently at India. Please feel
> free to ask if you have any question.
> Dr. Pratik Mehta
> Tom Williams <ctwiliams at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Based on experiences in East Malaysia and Dubai,
> 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
> 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 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
> > a number of developments and the latest call for
> > "over the water" villas, several proposed for
> > 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
> > 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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