GeoJournal Library

The Arid Frontier

Interactive Management of Environment and Development

Editors: Bruins, Hendrik J., Lithwick, Harvey (Eds.)

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The arid frontier has been a challenge for humanity from time immemorial. Drylands cover more than one-third of the global land surface, distributed over Africa, Asia, Australia, America and Southern Europe. Disasters may develop as a result of complex interactions between drought, desertification and society. Therefore, proactive planning and interactive management, including disaster-coping strategies, are essential in dealing with arid-frontier development.
This book presents a conceptual framework with case studies in dryland development and management. The option of a rational and ethical discourse for development that is beneficial for both the environment and society is emphasized, avoiding extreme environmentalism and human destructionism, combating both desertification and human livelihood insecurity. Such development has to be based on appropriate ethics, legislation, policy, proactive planning and interactive management. Excellent scholars address these issues, focusing on the principal interactions between people and dryland environments in terms of drought, food, land, water, renewable energy and housing.
Audience: This volume will be of great value to all those interested in Dryland Development and Management: professionals and policy-makers in governmental, international and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as well as researchers, lecturers and students in Geography, Environmental Management, Regional Studies, Development Anthropology, Hazard and Disaster Management, Agriculture and Pastoralism, Land and Water Use, African Studies, and Renewable Energy Resources.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Proactive Planning and Interactive Management in Arid Frontier Development

    Bruins, Hendrik J. (et al.)

    Pages 3-29

  • Drought Planning in the United States: Status and Future Directions

    Wilhite, Donald A. (et al.)

    Pages 33-54

  • Interregional Environmental Policy in Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin

    Powell, Joseph M.

    Pages 55-73

  • Environmental Law and Management in the Gulf of Aqaba

    Sandler, Deborah

    Pages 75-93

  • Bioclimatic Aridity, Climatic Variability, Drought and Desertification: Definitions and Management Options

    Bruins, Hendrik J. (et al.)

    Pages 97-116

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Arid Frontier
Book Subtitle
Interactive Management of Environment and Development
Editors
  • Hendrik J. Bruins
  • Harvey Lithwick
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
41
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-4888-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-4888-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4227-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6049-3
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 385
Topics