—The economy of coastline areas depends on the
natural splendor of estuaries. When estuaries are improperly
managed or polluted, long or short term damage to local
economy or harm to local life forms can be caused. Estuaries are
natural shelters for thousands of species such as birds,
mammals, fish, crustaceans, insects, reptiles, and amphibians.
The delicate balance of these life forms in estuaries requires
careful planning for the benefit of all. The commercial value of
estuaries is very important; recreational activities that people
enjoy like boating, kayaking, windsurfing, swimming,
bird-watching and fishing are marketable. Estuaries are
national treasures with vital community and ecological
resources. Years of estuarine environmental studies have
produced extensive results that merit consideration. This study
reviews research results from various sources and suggests best
strategies for maintaining healthy estuaries in the current
socioeconomic conditions. The main hypothesis is that many
estuaries can be restored to their original healthy status in a cost
effective manner with restoration or prevention plans suggested
in published studies.
—Environment, pollution, sustainability,
The authors are with National University, School of Engineering and
Computing, 3678 Aero Court, San Diego, CA 92123, USA (e-mail:
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Cite:Hassan Badkoobehi, Pradip Peter Dey, and Mohammad Amin, "Best Practices for Healthy Estuaries," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no.10, pp. 785-789, 2015.