2nd International Conference on Island Sustainability (Islands 2012)

Venue: Brac

Location: Brac, Croatia

Event Date/Time: Sep 17, 2012 End Date/Time: Sep 19, 2012
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The massive scale of the seasonal mobility of population is a comparatively recent phenomenon which imposes considerable stress on the environment and is particularly acute in the case of coastal regions and islands. The problems are more serious for the case of islands or archipelagos which have limited resources and fewer possibilities of developing supporting infrastructures.

Most islands cannot provide all resources required to maintain a large seasonal tourist population and in many cases basic requirements such as water and energy, as well as agricultural produce, need to be imported.

The impact of large seasonal population increases in the community and the resulting socio-economic factors need to be carefully evaluated, as well as issues related to transportation and communication, all of which should be part of an overall strategy.

Different islands present a variety of diverse problems but much can be learned by sharing experiences in an appropriate forum. This conference on Island Sustainability provides that opportunity.

Conference topics include;

* Tourism impact and strategies
* Community issues
* Changing climate and environment
* Infrastructure
* Transport issues
* Natural resources
* Energy issues
* Risk and safety
* Waste management and island services

Papers presented at Islands 2012 will appear in a volume of WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment (ISSN: 1746-448X, Digital ISSN 1743-3541). The papers will also be archived online in the Wessex Institute eLibrary and delegates will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper for possible publication in one of the International Journals edited by the Wessex Institute.