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Title: Tourist activity and floods on the southern coast of Gran Canaria. An induced risk?
Authors: Máyer Suárez, Pablo Lucas 
Pérez-Chacón, Emma 
UNESCO Clasification: 531290 Economía sectorial: turismo
Keywords: Coast
Heavy Rain
Damage, et al
Issue Date: 2006
Journal: Journal of Coastal Research 
Abstract: The south coast of Gran Canaria has suffered considerable changes due to construction of tourist-related infrastructure since 1962. The construction process has also induced changes in the geomorphological system. The aim of this paper is to determine whether or not there is a connection between the building of tourist-related establishments and the increase in recent decades, of damage caused by flooding. A temporal analysis (from 1951 to the present) comparing heavy rains and the resulting flood damage has been carried out. The results of show that a recent increase in damage caused by flooding is explained by the way in which urban expansion and its associated infrastructure has been implemented.
ISSN: 0749-0208
Source: Journal Of Coastal Research [ISSN 0749-0208], p. 77-80, (Otoño 2006)
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