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Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas

Integrated Assessment for Policy Analysis

Editors: Nicholls, R.J., Hutton, C.W., Adger, W.N., Nicholls, R., Rahman, M.M., Salehin, M. (Eds.)

  • Analyses the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta in Bangladesh to explore the future of ecosystem services and associated human livelihoods
  • Provides a conceptual framework to identify mechanisms linking physical processes (including climate change) with ecosystem services and social outcomes
  • Presents a comprehensive overview of an Ecosystems Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) funded interdisciplinary project
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This book answers key questions about environment, people and their shared future in deltas. It develops a systematic and holistic approach for policy-orientated analysis for the future of these regions. It does so by focusing on ecosystem services in the world’s largest, most populous and most iconic delta region, that of the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta in Bangladesh. The book covers the conceptual basis, research approaches and challenges, while also providing a methodology for integration across multiple disciplines, offering a potential prototype for assessments of deltas worldwide.

Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas analyses changing ecosystem services in deltas; the health and well-being of people reliant on them; the continued central role of agriculture and fishing; and the implications of aquaculture in such environments.The analysis is brought together in an integrated and accessible way to examine the future of the Ganges Brahmaputra delta based on a near decade of research by a team of the world’s leading scientists on deltas and their human and environmental dimensions.

This book is essential reading for students and academics within the fields of Environmental Geography, Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy focused on solving the world’s most critical challenges of balancing humans with their environments.

This book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 

About the authors

Robert J. Nicholls is Professor of Coastal Engineering within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton, UK

Craig W. Hutton is Principal Research Fellow within Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton, UK

W. Neil Adger is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Exeter, UK

Susan E. Hanson is Research Fellow within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton, UK

Munsur Rahman is a Professor in the Institute of Water and Flood Management, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Mashfiqus Salehin is a Professor in the Institute of Water and Flood Management, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Table of contents (30 chapters)

Table of contents (30 chapters)
  • Ecosystem Services, Well-Being and Deltas: Current Knowledge and Understanding

    Pages 3-27

    Adger, W. Neil (et al.)

  • Ecosystem Services Linked to Livelihoods and Well-Being in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta

    Pages 29-47

    Adams, Helen (et al.)

  • An Integrated Approach Providing Scientific and Policy-Relevant Insights for South-West Bangladesh

    Pages 49-69

    Nicholls, Robert J. (et al.)

  • Integrative Analysis for the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta, Bangladesh

    Pages 71-90

    Nicholls, Robert J. (et al.)

  • Recent Trends in Ecosystem Services in Coastal Bangladesh

    Pages 93-114

    Dearing, John A. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas
Book Subtitle
Integrated Assessment for Policy Analysis
Editors
  • Robert J. Nicholls
  • Craig W. Hutton
  • W. Neil Adger
  • Robert Nicholls
  • Md. Munsur Rahman
  • Mashfiqus Salehin
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71093-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71093-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71092-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10011-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
L, 593
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 133 illustrations in colour
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