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      Exploration of Ecological Footprint in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabian Developed Waterfronts: The Case of King Abdullah Seafront Park (KASP) – Dammam

      The Open Ecology Journal
      Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.

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          Abstract

          Background:

          Sustainable development identifies the requirements for the environmental enhancements while preserving a balance among environmental factors. Sustainable integrated systems reinforced or promoted the persistence of the structural and operational components into the natural component.

          Objective:

          The study aims to apply a modified ecological footprint model to assess how much the ecosystem functions were affected by the development of urban waterfronts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

          Methods:

          A modified ecological footprint model has been applied to assess the outcomes obtained from the ecosystem functions of urban waterfronts.

          Results:

          The study revealed alteration or embedment of natural processes in all developed urban waterfronts; leading to loss of biodiversity, diminishment of site productivity, and increase of hidden costs regarding maintenance and replacement. It has positive performance in biodiversity enrichment, continuous productivity, maintenance and enhancement of natural physical and biological processes.

          Conclusion:

          The sustainable designs for urban waterfronts should aiming for the enhancement of natural processes for the productivity of coastal areas.

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                Author and article information

                Journal
                The Open Ecology Journal
                TOECOLJ
                Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.
                1874-2130
                November 9 2018
                November 9 2018
                : 11
                : 1
                : 75-85
                Article
                10.2174/1874213001811010075
                0abc0c85-945b-4139-8b07-66487fb26062
                © 2018

                https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode

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                Medicine,Chemistry,Life sciences
                Medicine, Chemistry, Life sciences

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