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Trend In Coastal Evolution Of Kuwait From Anthropogenic Activities: Impact On Natural Landscape Resources And Carrying Capacity | 2490
ISSN: 2157-7617

Journal of Earth Science & Climatic Change
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Trend in coastal evolution of Kuwait from anthropogenic activities: Impact on natural landscape resources and carrying capacity

International Conference on Earth Science & Climate Change

Baby S

Accepted Abstracts: J Earth Sci Climate Change

DOI: 10.4172/2157-7617.S1.007

Abstract
The Arabian Gulf has seen a lot of coastal development along its shores since the discovery of oil and rise in oil based economy. Kuwait too, for the last five decades (from 1960s), has seen a tremendous alteration of the coastal morphological landscape (CML) from what existed 50 years ago. This paper brings together facts, datas and literature research associated with studies on evolution of coastal morphological landscape (CML) from anthropogenic actions and evolutionary trend in the State of Kuwait. The study shows that the physiognomy of the coastal landscape created by geological, geomorphologic, biological factors and coastal process was greatly shaped by oil based development. This tremendous change in coastal edge from natural morphology to build up morphology was brought due to coastal migration, construction, private and public establishments, landscaping, coastal fronts, artificial beaches, ports, marine facilities for petroleum industries, power stations, distillation plants, coastal defensive structures, beach houses, structures of hospitality, etc. The coastal areas have reached to a saturation level thus tempting and forcing humans to invade the virgin coastal areas which were untouched earlier. These limited natural coastal resource areas in Kuwait hold high significance values. The metamorphosis from land cover to land use for urban and other development has remarkably evolved the ?Coastal Morphological Landscape (CML) such that the Carrying Capacity has decreased to significant level. An evaluation study on intrinsic carrying capacity explicitly and implicitly for morphological landscape for coastal interface from metamorphosis of land cover to land use is carried out with help of tools like Remote sensing and GIS, and would be talked about.
Biography
Mr. Saji Baby is is working with GEO Environmental Services, Kuwait as Environmental Manager (Research and Development) & Principal Scientist. He is also a Consulting Principal Scientist for environmental projects at the Office of Consultation and Career Development (OCCD) of the College of Engineering and Petroleum, Kuwait University. He has contributed towards Kuwait?s Sustainable Development by handling about 86 mega projects out of which he was a Team Leader or Principal Investigator for about 70 projects of study value of 1,747,541 USD. He has edited 30 international conference proceedings, delivered 21 international keynote lectures and has chaired 39 International Conferences till now. Apart he is a Chief-editor and reviewer to Peer Reviewed International Journals. He had been invited to deliver talks to universities and different Institutions including Club Diplomatique, the Embassy of United States of America, Abu Dhabi. He is currently doing his PhD. He possess MTech in Remote Sensing from Birla Institute of Technology, MPhil in Environmental Science & Engineering from Pondicherry Central University, Post Graduate Diploma in Ecology and Environment and Master of Science in Life Sciences from Ranchi University, Bachelor of Science Honors and has acquired Graduate of the Institution of Engineers (Grad.IE).
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