This is now less than four months away, on June 23-28 in Hamilton , Ontario.

The conference, also known as "Managing Shared Waters-Towards Sustainable

Transboundary Coastal Ecosystems", is a joint initiative of : the Coastal

Zone Canada Association; Pollution Probe; and the United Nations University

- International Network on Water, Environment & Health. Patrick Lawrence,

CZCA Vice-President (Great Lakes), is a key member of the conference

committee. It is being held at the Hamilton Convention Centre. CZC 2002 is

the fifth in the series of CZCA biennial conferences, with each conference

building on the recommendations of the previous conference. For information

on the conference please consult the conference Web-site (see below), which

includes the various forms required for the conference, including the

Registration Form. Note that early (i.e., cheaper) registration ends on

April 1st. Plan to attend CZC '2002 now!

Conference Web site:


The Association's biennial award, known as the "H.B. Nicholls Award for

Coastal Zone Management Achievement", is presented at Coastal Zone Canada

Conferences. The first award was made in 2000. The second award will be made

at this year's conference. The award consists of a plaque containing the

CZCA logo. A nominating committee for the 2002 award is in the process of

being formed, and nominations are now invited from the membership of the


Candidates for the award must meet the following criteria:

- - They must be individuals or organizations.

- - The contribution to coastal zone management must have been made in

Canada, and may include trans-boundary or international elements.

- - The contribution to coastal zone management must be significant, as

determined by the nominating committee.

The procedure for making nominations involves submitting a letter (or

e-mail) of nomination to the Nominating Committee, providing the details

listed below. It should be sent to the committee, c/o the CZCA Secretariat

(, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, B4A 1N7;


- - Name, address, contact and position of the nominee;

- - Name, address, contact and position of the nominator;

- - Contribution to the field of coastal zone management by the nominee;

- - Why nominee's contribution is significant;

- - CV of the person nominated, or organizational history or other

appropriate profile of the nominated body;

- - Letters of support from two other individuals, not related to nominee or

nominator, or not a member of organization nominated;

- - Any other supporting materials, including publications, press clippings,

other work and interests, etc.

The Nominating Committee's task is to provide a short-list of nominees for

the award to the Board of Directors, who make the final decision. The final

date for receipt of nominations at the CZC Secretariat is 10 May, 2002.


Some (many?) members may not be aware that the Association's Board of

Directors, including the officers, meet via conference call approximately

four times per year. Under the chair of the President of the Association,

Barry Jones, these conference calls have been increasingly effective in

conducting the Association's business. It is planned to incorporate the

minutes of future meetings in the Association's new Web-site (one with a

more-easily identifiable URL), which is expected to be up-and-running in the

near future. Also to be included in the Web-site are key Association

documents, such as "Beyond 2000" and the conference version of "Baseline



As in previous years, the 2002 AGM of the Association will be held at the

Coastal Zone Canada Conference in Hamilton. It will be held on Wednesday 26

June at the Sheraton Hotel (room # to be announced), commencing at 7 p.m.

The hotel is adjacent to, and has a direct connection with, the Hamilton

Convention Centre, the site of the conference. The meeting will include the

election of officers and directors for the next two-year period. While

attending CZC '2002, be sure to take-in the Association's AGM.


It is now definite, CZC '2004 will be held in St. John's, Newfoundland in

June, 2004. Members of the 2004 Conference Committee will be at CZC '2002 to

promote the event.


CZCA maintains close links with a number of organizations that focus solely

on the coastal zone, or include the coastal zone in their sphere of

interest. Among these are are: Atlantic Coastal Zone Information Steering

Committee (ACZISC) (CZCA contact - Mike Butler); International Oceans

Institute of Canada (IOIC) (CZCA contact - Mike Butler); The World

Conservation Union (IUCN) (CZCA contact - Chris Morry); Canadian Coastal

Science & Engineering Association (CCSEA) (CZCA contact - Larry Hildebrand);

The Coastal Society (CZCA contact - Larry Hildebrand). Additional

organizations are added from time to time, and we will list more in future

issues. Also in future issues, we will outline the Association's involvement

with specific organizations in more detail. In the meantime, if you require

additional information on any of these links, please get in touch with the

CZCA contact person named above.