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AESS Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies and Sciences Series

Social and Ecological System Dynamics

Characteristics, Trends, and Integration in the Lake Tana Basin, Ethiopia

Editors: Stave, Krystyna, Yemer, Goraw Goshu, Aynalem, Shimelis (Eds.)

  • Contributes to the theoretical literature about how to understand social-ecological system dynamics
  • Presents both the social and ecological characteristics of the region and an integrated, system-wide perspective of the feedback links that shape social and ecological change in the basin
  • Analyzes what is known about the basin in the context of the system’s issues, feedback mechanisms, and trends
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This book is a social—ecological system description and feedback analysis of the Lake Tana Basin, the headwater catchment of the Upper Blue Nile River.  This basin is an important local, national, and international resource, and concern about its sustainable development is growing at many levels.  Lake Tana Basin outflows of water, sediments, nutrients, and contaminants affect water that flows downstream in the Blue Nile across international boundaries into the Nile River; the lake and surrounding land have recently been proposed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve; the basin has been designated as a key national economic growth corridor in the Ethiopian Growth and Transformation Plan.  In spite of the Lake Tana Basin’s importance, there is no comprehensive, integrated, system-wide description of its characteristics and dynamics that can serve as a basis for its sustainable development.  This book presents both the social and ecological characteristics of the region and an integrated, system-wide perspective of the feedback links that shape social and ecological change in the basin.  Finally, it summarizes key research needs for sustainable development.

About the authors

Krystyna Stave, Ph.D., Professor University of Nevada Las Vegas, USAGoraw Goshu, Director, Blue Nile Water Institute, Bahir Dar, EthiopiaShimelis Aynalem, Research Associate, Blue Nile Water Institute, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Table of contents (35 chapters)

  • Introduction: Regional Challenges and Policy Questions

    Damtie, Baylie (et al.)

    Pages 3-8

  • Problem Overview of the Lake Tana Basin

    Goshu, Goraw (et al.)

    Pages 9-23

  • System Dynamics as a Framework for Understanding Human—Environment Dynamics

    Stave, Krystyna (et al.)

    Pages 25-36

  • Bahir Dar and the Lake Tana Basin: Historical Phases of Growth and Ecology

    McCann, James C.

    Pages 37-48

  • Climate of Lake Tana Basin

    Abebe, Wubneh Belete (et al.)

    Pages 51-58

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-45755-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-45753-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social and Ecological System Dynamics
Book Subtitle
Characteristics, Trends, and Integration in the Lake Tana Basin, Ethiopia
Editors
  • Krystyna Stave
  • Goraw Goshu Yemer
  • Shimelis Aynalem
Series Title
AESS Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies and Sciences Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45755-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45755-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-45753-6
Series ISSN
2509-9787
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 652
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations, 73 illustrations in colour
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