Achieving Sustainable Freshwater Systems: A Web of Connections
Island Press, 2003 - Business & Economics - 351 pages
One of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century is to develop a means of satisfying the water demands of an ever-expanding human population while at the same time protecting the aquatic ecosystems and ecological services upon which all life depends.Achieving Sustainable Freshwater Systems brings together experts from a wide range of disciplines to present key insights and information on sustainable freshwater systems. Contributors represent a variety of perspectives and expertise, helping to illuminate the multiple connections and concerns involved with freshwater systems. Throughout they focus on the idea that freshwater systems lie at the heart of many different environmental and societal concerns. Achieving sustainability will require a heightened understanding of the connections among those concerns, and a willingness for experts and stakeholders to work together across areas of interest.For both scientists and managers, Achieving Sustainable Freshwater Systems represents an important new resource for formulating site-specific solutions to problems involving natural resource sustainability.
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Sustainable Freshwater Resources The Promise and the Reality
FRESHWATER SYSTEMS FROM PAST TO PRESENT
Wetlands Laws and Policies How We Got Where We Are Today
Aquatic Resources and Human Health
Interacting Effects of Altered Hydrology and Contaminant Transport Emerging Ecological Patterns of Global Concern
RECENT SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVES IN WATER AND WETLANDS
Freshwater and Wetland Ecology Challenges and Future Frontiers
Restoring Forested Wetland Ecosystems
Wetlands and Agriculture
CAN WE ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE FRESHWATER SYSTEMS IN THE FUTURE?
Sustainability of Aquatic Systems and the Role of Culture and Values
Regional Water Strategies
Sustainable Freshwater Resources Achieving Secure Water Supplies
The State of Freshwater Resources Conclusions and Recommendations
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Page 2 - Habitat, sometimes known as the Ramsar Convention from its place of adoption in 1971 in Iran, is an intergovernmental treaty which provides the framework for international cooperation for the conservation of wetland habitats.
Page 3 - Convention wetlands are areas of marsh, fen, peatland or water, whether natural or artificial, permanent or temporary, with water that is static or flowing, fresh, brackish or salt, including areas of marine water the depth of which at low tide does not exceed six metres.