Integration of social and cultural aspects in designing ecohydrology and restoration solutions

Richmond, R.H., Golbuu, Y., Idechong, N., and Wolanski, E. (2011) Integration of social and cultural aspects in designing ecohydrology and restoration solutions. In: Wolanski, Eric, McLusky, Donald, Chicharo, L., and Zalewski, M., (eds.) Ecohydrology and Restoration. Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science, 10 . Academic Press, London, UK, pp. 71-80.

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Abstract

Coastal marine ecosystems worldwide are being degraded as a result of anthropogenic disturbance, including pollution, runoff, and sedimentation, which are directly tied to human activities within adjacent watersheds. While the biophysical sciences can provide critical data determining cause-and-effect relationships among human activities and resource degradation, the social sciences are essential for applying these data to developing and implementing sound policies and strategies. As most biological resources cannot truly be managed, the pragmatic approach is to manage those human activities responsible for coastal-resource degradation. Such approaches require the integration of social and cultural elements into designing ecohydrology and restoration solutions.

Item ID: 21384
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-12-374711-2
Keywords: coastal ecosystems; community-based management; coral reefs; marine conservation; policy; sedimentation; watersheds
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Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2012 06:16
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050204 Environmental Impact Assessment @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960509 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Mountain and High Country Environments @ 100%
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