Measuring the effects of stormwater mitigation on beach attendance

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dc.contributor.author Atiyah, Perla
dc.contributor.author Pendleton, Linwood
dc.contributor.author Vaughn, Ryan
dc.contributor.author Lessem, Neil
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-07T11:44:13Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-07T11:44:13Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-09-07
dc.identifier.issn 1879-3363 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/6156
dc.description.abstract Many studies have used valuation techniques to predict the potential effect of environmental improvements on human use of coastal areas, but there is a lack of post hoc empirical evidence that these policies indeed affect the way people use coastal areas. A panel data approach is developed to statistically determine how storm drain diversions affected attendance at 26 beaches in Southern California. This study uses a 10-year time series of data to conduct a statistical analysis of attendance at beaches with and without diversions and before and after the diversions were installed, while controlling for all observable, confounding factors. Results indicate that beach attendance increased at beaches with diversions compared to those that did not have diversions (between 350,000 and 860,000 visits annually at a 95% confidence interval). Establishing this link between mitigation policies and human use patterns can lead to better management of coastal areas. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Measuring the effects of stormwater mitigation on beach attendance en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOE en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201506454 en_US
dc.author.department Civil Engineering en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Marine Pollution Bulletin en_US
dc.journal.volume 72 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 87-93 en_US
dc.keywords Beach en_US
dc.keywords Storm drain en_US
dc.keywords Indicator en_US
dc.keywords Panel data en_US
dc.keywords Coastal management en_US
dc.keywords Mitigation en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.04.017 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Atiyah, P., Pendleton, L., Vaughn, R., & Lessem, N. (2013). Measuring the effects of stormwater mitigation on beach attendance. Marine pollution bulletin, 72(1), 87-93. en_US
dc.author.email perla.atiyah@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X13001999 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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