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Main Title Water, Cultural Diversity, and Global Environmental Change Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures? / [electronic resource] :
Author Johnston, Barbara Rose.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hiwasaki, Lisa.
Klaver, Irene J.
Ramos Castillo, Ameyali.
Strang, Veronica.
Publisher Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2012
Call Number QH541.5.F7
ISBN 9789400717749
Subjects Environmental sciences ; Biodiversity ; Aquatic biology ; Sustainable development ; Marine Sciences
Internet Access
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Collation XLVIII, 560 p. 195 illus., 138 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
1. Water and cultural diversity -- 2. Culture and Water in Diverse Environments -- 3. Water value, access, use, and control: sociocultural contexts of water scarcity -- 4. Hydrodevelopment, Cultural Diversity and Sustainability -- 5. The Ways Forward -- 6.Water, Cultural Diversity and Biodiversity: United Nations statements, resolutions and treaties. A product of the UNESCO-IHP project on Water and Cultural Diversity, this book represents an effort to examine the complex role water plays as a force in sustaining, maintaining, and threatening the viability of culturally diverse peoples. It is argued that water is a fundamental human need, a human right, and a core sustaining element in biodiversity and cultural diversity. The core concepts utilized in this book draw upon a larger trend in sustainability science, a recognition of the synergism and analytical potential in utilizing a coupled biological and social systems analysis, as the functioning viability of nature is both sustained and threatened by humans.