Sustaining the World's Wetlands

Setting Policy and Resolving Conflicts

Authors: Smardon, Richard

  • A unique, global scope provides a much needed base for comparison
  • Detailed case studies ideal as a reference for students and professionals
  • Thorough review of management and policy issues supply practitioners with guidelines and suggestions
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About this Textbook

Written both as a textbook and as a professional reference book, Sustaining the World's Wetlands: Setting Policy and Resolving Conflicts contains detailed case studies of wetland management worldwide. Examinations of international wetland policy in Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America generate a discussion of the differences between wetland management issues in developed and developing countries, and culminate in suggested strategies for the future of wetland management.

Key themes addressed in the case studies include the tradeoffs between sustainable use of wetlands for food, fuel, and fiber versus the protection of ecosystem diversity and stability, and the respective roles of international NGO's, national and regional government, and local community-based organizations when faced with wetland management issues.

With its global scope and its emphasis on policy and management analysis, Sustaining the World's Wetlands is a unique and valuable tool both for students and for practitioners.


About the Author:

Richard C. Smardon is professor of Environmental Studies at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY. He has held titles there as Chair of the Faculty and Director of the Graduate Program, and is also the former director of the Randolph G. Pack Environmental Institute.

 

About the authors

Richard C. Smardon is professor of Environmental Studies at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY. He has held titles there as Chair of the Faculty and Director of the Graduate Program, and is also the former director of the Randolph G. Pack Environmental Institute.

 

Reviews

From the reviews: “This ten-chapter book focuses on establishing policies and resolving issues related to sensitive wetland ecosystems. … Each chapter contains a comprehensive reference list, an index for all chapters completes the book. This work is suitable for those with a background in ecology, botany, soil ecology, and environmental law, land managers involved with restoration, regulation, and policy, and educators. It will also be useful for students to help them understand the complexities of natural resource policy making. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections.” (S. G. Shetron, Choice, Vol. 47 (5), January, 2010)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • International Wetland Policy and Management Issues

    Smardon, Richard

    Pages 1-20

  • The Wadden Sea Wetlands: A Multi-jurisdictional Challenge

    Smardon, Richard

    Pages 21-56

  • The Axios River Delta – Mediterranean Wetland Under Siege

    Smardon, Richard

    Pages 57-92

  • The Kafue Flats in Zambia, Africa: A Lost Floodplain?

    Smardon, Richard

    Pages 93-123

  • Community-Based Wetland Management: A Case Study of Brace Bridge Nature Park (BBNP), Kolkata, India

    Smardon, Richard

    Pages 125-152

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustaining the World's Wetlands
Book Subtitle
Setting Policy and Resolving Conflicts
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Atlantic Pub. & Distr. (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-49429-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-49429-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-49428-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8481-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 326
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