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NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security

Environmental Security in Watersheds: The Sea of Azov

Editors: Lagutov, Viktor (Ed.)

  • Azov is a unique ecosystem ( the smallest, one of the most historically productive seas of the world)
  • Interdisciplinary crosssectoral perspective of environmental security including specific regional pecularities such as Cossack Communities
  • Azov plays a rapidly growing strategic role as a communication corridor linkin Europe and Asia, landlocked Caspian countries in the world
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Watersheds, supplying crucial ecosystem services to humans, seem to be a logical territorial unit to integrate societal benefits and environmental needs in order to evaluate the sustainability of natural resource use patterns. Based on this belief the book is an attempt to initiate a comprehensive environmental security assessment in the basin of the Azov Sea, shared by Russia and Ukraine. Though the region provides a variety of essential services and plays a strategic role in national and international development plans, it has been excluded from most regional environmental discussions. At the same time there is an alarming degradation rate of basin freshwater ecosystems that has occurred due to overutilization of certain prioritized services (e.g. transportation). The collapse of neglected services (e.g. fishery and freshwater supply) poses serious threats to the national economies as well as the local population, and to mitigate these threats priority in water management should be given to securing sustainability of the regional freshwater ecosystems.
In addition to the review of the current status of Azov ecosystem services, the authors analyze likely future availability and challenges. The relevant experience derived from basin management of the Black Sea and other similar basins is also discussed.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • The Azov Ecosystem: Resources and Threats

    Lagutov, Viktor (et al.)

    Pages 3-62

  • Ecosystem Services of Rivers: The Don River (Russian Federation) and the Roanoke River (USA)

    Rashleigh, Brenda (et al.)

    Pages 63-77

  • Climate Change, Water and Agriculture in the Azov Sea Basin

    Dronin, Nikolay (et al.)

    Pages 79-93

  • Ecological and Hydrogeological Assessment of Ukrainian Part of the Azov Sea Basin

    Sytnik, Svitlana (et al.)

    Pages 95-105

  • Multipurpose Water Scheme Assessment of the Tsimlyansk Reservoir

    Shavrak, Elena (et al.)

    Pages 107-114

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $219.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-2459-4
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Softcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-2462-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Security in Watersheds: The Sea of Azov
Editors
  • Viktor Lagutov
Series Title
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2460-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2460-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2459-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-2462-4
Series ISSN
1874-6519
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 253
Number of Illustrations and Tables
58 b/w illustrations
Topics