Abstracts of the presentations given on Wednesday, 25 July 2007, in Session 10 of the UCOWR Conference.


The large amounts of money currently being made available to the affected area and the leveling of large tracts of land by the storm provide an unusual opportunity to reassess how humans interact with their coastal areas. This opportunity will not persist indefinitely, however, and absence of a clear vision may result, by default, in a response in which structural upgrades are largely voluntary and little else changes.