Global Environmental Studies

The Dilemma of Boundaries

Toward a New Concept of Catchment

Editors: Taniguchi, Makoto, Shiraiwa, Takayuki (Eds.)

  • New concept for water management beyond the dilemma of boundaries
  • Interdisciplinary methods from both natural and social sciences
  • linkages between surface–subsurface and land–ocean water, and impact of human-made boundaries
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Water circulates continuously and seamlessly on Earth with little regard for the boundaries we draw. There are natural boundaries as between land and ocean and surface and subsurface environments, as well as human or demographic boundaries between nations, cultures, and religions. Although considered necessary by societies, these human-created boundaries disrupt natural water circulation, leading to serious water-related environmental problems. The dilemma of how to manage water beyond our boundaries remains, and nations have different ways and means of controlling each form of water, whether as vapor, surface water, groundwater, or seawater. Recent findings on the interaction of water from land, oceans, and the atmosphere encourage researchers to undertake collaborative work that goes beyond the boundaries of each discipline, be it oceanography, surface and subsurface hydrology, climatology, or glaciology. Drawing on all these fields, the book focuses on two major boundaries: that between surface water and ground water, and that between terrestrial water and ocean water. This comprehensive work is of great value to experts in academia, international organizations, consulting firms, water resources, fisheries, and urban development planning agencies.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Taniguchi, Makoto (et al.)

    Pages 3-8

  • Codification of International Law for Transboundary Aquifers by the United Nations

    Yamada, Chusei

    Pages 9-15

  • Introduction

    Nakano, Takanori

    Pages 19-24

  • Linkages Beyond the Surface–Subsurface and Land–Ocean Boundaries for Better Environmental Management in Asia

    Taniguchi, Makoto

    Pages 25-35

  • The Nitrate–Arsenic Boundary as an Important Concept in Aquatic Environmental Studies

    Hosono, Takahiro

    Pages 37-53

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eBook $139.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-54736-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Dilemma of Boundaries
Book Subtitle
Toward a New Concept of Catchment
Editors
  • Makoto Taniguchi
  • Takayuki Shiraiwa
Series Title
Global Environmental Studies
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54035-9
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54035-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54034-2
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-54736-5
Series ISSN
2192-6336
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 278
Topics