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Perspectives on environmental management and technology in Asian river basins, David Higgitt, editor

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Perspectives on environmental management and technology in Asian river basins
Title
Perspectives on environmental management and technology in Asian river basins
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David Higgitt, editor
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Language
eng
Summary
Asian river basins are undergoing rapid transformation.  This volume considers the implications of the environmental change-development nexus for water management, river health and hazard awareness.  As Biswas and Tortajada (2011) have recently commented, water management in Asia will likely change more in the next twenty years than in the last 2000 years. Critical environmental trends include decreasing flows of water and sediment due to dam construction and increased water extraction, land use change (especially forest removal), encroachment and degradation of floodplain and wetland environments, increased water demand and concerns about water security, urban expansion and associated pollution of rivers and contamination of groundwater reserves.  These challenges are being reframed by new approaches to water management which represent a transition from engineering-dominated approaches towards integrated water management, from technology transfer to adaptive technologies.  The volume comprises an introduction and five chapters. Brierley and Callum reframe approaches to river repair within emerging theories of in ecology and earth science which regard nature as a complex adaptive system replete with inherent uncertainties. These ideas are mirrored in the four case study chapters which deal with water governance in the Mekong Basin (Hirsch); hybrid adoption of water resource technologies in India (Barbanente et al.); determination of sediment dynamics in Java Rijsdijk); and ecological conservation imperatives in the headwaters of the Yellow, Yangtze and Mekong rivers in western China (Li et al.)
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Dewey number
333.7095
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Higgitt, David
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SpringerBriefs in geography,
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  • Environmental management
  • Watershed management
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Perspectives on environmental management and technology in Asian river basins, David Higgitt, editor
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Surface runoff and sediment yields from tropical volcanic upland watersheds as influenced by climatic, geological and land-use factors
  • Anton Rijsdijk
  • Ecological protection and restoration in Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve, Qinghai Province, China
  • Xi-lai Li, Gary Brierley, De-jun Shi, Yong-li Xie and Hai-qun Sun
  • Environmental management and technology in Asian river basins: introduction
  • David Higgitt
  • Environmental science and management in a changing world
  • Gary Brierley and Carola Cullum
  • River hardware and software: perspectives on national interest and water governance in the Mekong River Basin
  • Philip Hirsch
  • Evolutionary technologies in knowledge-based management of water resources: perspectives from South Asian case atudies
  • Angela Barbanente, Dino Borri and Laura Grassini
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ocn758652061
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1 online resource (v, 122 pages)
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online
Isbn
9789400723306
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illustrations, maps
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not applicable
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remote
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(OCoLC)758652061
Label
Perspectives on environmental management and technology in Asian river basins, David Higgitt, editor
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Surface runoff and sediment yields from tropical volcanic upland watersheds as influenced by climatic, geological and land-use factors
  • Anton Rijsdijk
  • Ecological protection and restoration in Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve, Qinghai Province, China
  • Xi-lai Li, Gary Brierley, De-jun Shi, Yong-li Xie and Hai-qun Sun
  • Environmental management and technology in Asian river basins: introduction
  • David Higgitt
  • Environmental science and management in a changing world
  • Gary Brierley and Carola Cullum
  • River hardware and software: perspectives on national interest and water governance in the Mekong River Basin
  • Philip Hirsch
  • Evolutionary technologies in knowledge-based management of water resources: perspectives from South Asian case atudies
  • Angela Barbanente, Dino Borri and Laura Grassini
Control code
ocn758652061
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (v, 122 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400723306
Level of compression
unknown
Note
SpringerLink
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)758652061

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