Ramsar Wetlands

Ramsar Wetlands
Author: Peter Gell,Nick Davidson,Max Finlayson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2021-05-15
ISBN 10: 9780128178034
ISBN 13: 0128178035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ramsar Wetlands Book Review:

Ramsar Wetlands: Values, Assessment, Management addresses the approaches, successes and limitations of the Ramsar Convention in a changing world, how recent approaches to wetland monitoring and management can contribute to improving wetland state, what the future holds for wetlands and their wise use, and what the Ramsar Convention needs to do to achieve future successes. The book presents a unique outlook on a range of issues, addressing considerable advances in our understanding of wetlands, their great environmental, social, cultural and economic importance, their role in maintaining the global watercycle, and in mitigating and adapting to changing climates. No other book has yet taken this broad look at the past, present and future of wetlands and the Ramsar Convention. From aquatic ecologists, environmental scientists and engineers, to water resource managers, conservation agencies, and land management planners, this comprehensive guide is a beneficial tool in understanding wetlands. Answers questions on the responsibilities and roles of signatory nations to the Ramsar Convention, including how it may deal with ongoing and emerging causes of wetland change Addresses ongoing challenges of reporting and managing wetland change Provides a multidisciplinary approach and details the wise use principle that underpins the convention

Wetlands

Wetlands
Author: William J. Mitsch,James G. Gosselink
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2011-08-24
ISBN 10: 1118174488
ISBN 13: 9781118174487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
Author: Geoffrey Vernon Townsend Matthews
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 122
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UVA:35007002767444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Wetlands Conservation

Wetlands Conservation
Author: Sanjeev Sharma,Pardeep Singh
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-11-22
ISBN 10: 1119692687
ISBN 13: 9781119692683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wetlands Conservation Book Review:

Wetlands Conservation An up-to-date overview of approaches for addressing wetlands degradation and its effects on ecosystem services, human health, and other ecosystems Wetlands are essential sources of biodiversity, water purification, groundwater replenishment, flood control, storm protection, sediment retention, recreation and tourism, and more. Human exploitation of natural resources over the past 200 years has caused significant wetlands degradation and loss. Although the Ramsar Convention of 1971 drafted polices for wetland conservation and responsible use, many wetland sites remain inadequately conserved or managed. Maintaining the ecological balance and equilibrium of wetlands requires a clear understanding of the vital role of wetlands, the difficulties they face, and the policies enacted for their protection. Wetlands Conservation: Current Challenges and Future Strategies summarizes both current and emerging management strategies, trends, and policies regarding wetlands protection around the world. The authors provide accurate scientific information on wetlands while discussing the effects of climate change, global warming, modernization in agriculture, and other key topics. Designed to assist in the development of future solutions for wetlands conservation and management strategies, this important volume: Highlights the environmental, socioeconomic, and cultural importance of wetlands Identifies the factors responsible for the failure of many conservation initiatives Describes the natural and anthropogenic factors of wetlands degradation Discusses the role of community-based wetlands conservation and management Explores Ramsar wetlands conservation and its impacts worldwide Wetlands Conservation: Current Challenges and Future Strategies is an invaluable resource for graduate and postgraduate students, researchers, ecologists, policymakers, conservation organizations, and others working in the field of natural resources management.

Geography of India Specially for UPSC and Other Competitive Exams of India

Geography of India   Specially for UPSC and Other Competitive Exams of India
Author: Krishna Kumar V
Publsiher: Krishna Kumar V
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2021-10-17
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geography of India Specially for UPSC and Other Competitive Exams of India Book Review:

Description of the book Geography of India is one of the major subjects of UPSC civil services both in preliminary and main examination for General Knowledge and optional papers. This is not only useful for humanities candidates but also a large number of science background civil service aspirants. The book has also covered UPSC syllabus and the University syllabus. The successful preparation for the preliminary and mains examinations requires deep study of the relevant subjects. The questions asked in both prelims and mains are highly at application level. The content of this book was decided after a detailed analysis of previous question papers of UPSC prelims and mains exams. Before finalizing the book, feedback was taken by aspirants. The entire book is divided into 19 units as per the UPSC syllabus, each unit being dealt with in a practical manner. In addition to this each unit is supported by a large number of maps, tables, graphs, relevant and recent statistical data and key points are provided throughout the text. Lastly, the book provides previous years solved prelims questions on Geography of India from 1991 to 2021. I hope it will be more useful to the reader in making the ideas clear. This book is prepared based upon on my one and a half decade teaching experience both at university and competitive exam centers. It is a reliable, comprehensive and up to date book on the subject. It studies the availability and potential of various physical, economic and human resources of the country. The book has been written in a simple manner and it includes recent information. I hope the students and teachers get maximum benefit out of it. Contents UNIT-I-GEOLOGICAL STRUCTURE OF INDIA UNIT-II-GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION, SIZE AND EXTENT OF INDIA UNIT-III-PHYSICAL OR RELIEF FEATURES OF INDIA UNIT-IV-DRAINAGE OR RIVER SYSTEM OF INDIA UNIT-V-CLIMATE OF INDIA UNIT-VI-NATURAL VEGETATION AND WILDLIFE UNIT-VII-SOILS OF INDIA UNIT-VIII-LAND UTILIZATION IN INDIA UNIT-IX-MULTIPURPOSE RIVER VALLEY PROJECT UNIT-X-AGRICULTURE UNIT-XI- ANIMAL RESOURCES UNIT-XII -MINERAL RESOURCES UNIT-XIII -ELECTRICITY UNIT-XIV-INDUSTRIES UNIT-XV-TRANSPORT AND COMMUNUICATION UNIT-XVI-RACE, TRIBES, RELIGION, LANGUAGES IN INDIA UNIT-XVII-NATURAL HAZARDS AND DISASTERS OF INDIA UNIT-XVIII-FOREIGN TRADE UNIT-XIX-POPULATION OF INDIA PREVIOUS YEARS SOLVED PRELIMS QUESTION PAPERS 1991-2021 TOPIC WISE

Towards the Sustainable Use of African Wetlands

Towards the Sustainable Use of African Wetlands
Author: John Pascal Simaika,Anne Alje Van Dam,Albert Chakona
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-05-14
ISBN 10: 2889667669
ISBN 13: 9782889667666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Canadian Wetlands

Canadian Wetlands
Author: Rod Giblett,Rodney James Giblett
Publsiher: Intellect Ltd
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 1783201762
ISBN 13: 9781783201761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canadian Wetlands Book Review:

The book aims to promote the conservation of Canadian wetlands by showcasing their values as places of new life and as sites historically of sustainable agriculture, and by critiquing the negative press that has accrued to them in the past as places of disease and horror, of the melancholy and the monstrous. It does so in part by reading the Canadian canon against the grain, critiques its representation of wetlands and proposes alternatives by highlighting the work of recent and contemporary Canadian writers, such as Douglas Lochhead and Harry Thurston, who wrote appreciatively about wetlands and by entering into dialogue with American writers about wetlands. This book will promote dialogue between wetlands conservationists, researchers and universities both within Canada, particularly between English and French Canadians, and with the UK, US and Australia. It will be a major contribution to Canadian studies and to environmental cultural studies in Canada, the US, UK and Australia. It will enhance the understanding of wetlands internationally. Despite distance and vastly different geographies, Canada and Australia as colonies of the British Empire share many similarities, not least in regard to colonial European perceptions of wetlands as places of disease and horror, melancholy and the monstrous, as well as indigenous peoples life with wetlands. Both countries also eventually perpetrated similar destructive impacts on wetlands via capitalism, industrialisation, urbanisation and modernisation. This book discusses all of these aspects. This book will create an international dialogue between researchers about the history and contemporary cultural values of wetlands in their respective countries and about their differences and similarities. It will enhance mutual respect between researchers for the contribution that different disciplinary approaches can and do make to the study and conservation of wetlands internationally. Canadians have largely been fixated on mountains, lakes and prairies as the national landscapes. Canadian wetlands have largely been neglected, yet Canada possesses 26% of the world s wetlands, many of which have international conservation status as Ramsar Convention Wetlands of International Importance. "

Handbook of Research on Monitoring and Evaluating the Ecological Health of Wetlands

Handbook of Research on Monitoring and Evaluating the Ecological Health of Wetlands
Author: Rathoure, Ashok K.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2022-02-25
ISBN 10: 1799895009
ISBN 13: 9781799895008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Monitoring and Evaluating the Ecological Health of Wetlands Book Review:

Wetlands are among the world’s most productive environments with countless species of plants and animals, as well as humans, dependent upon them for survival. Moreover, they provide many societal benefits including water quality improvement, flood storage, shoreline erosion control, and opportunities for recreation, education, and research. The conservation of inland wetlands is thus critical, and it is vital that they are protected in situ. The Handbook of Research on Monitoring and Evaluating the Ecological Health of Wetlands highlights the challenges of wetland conservation and current scenarios of existing wetlands and their effective management. The book also promotes the inventory, assessment, and monitoring of wetlands through a discussion of practical approaches, methodologies, and techniques. The strategies covered in this book can be applied in situ, depending on the wetland in which they will be applied. It covers the most cost-effective techniques in conservation of wetland technologies and the most cutting-edge research on monitoring of wetland health and its applications. Covering topics such as forest soil, greenhouse gasses, and ecological rejuvenation, it is an ideal resource for conservators, environmentalists, executives, policymakers, government officials, professionals, researchers, academicians, and students working in ecological management and wetland conservation fields.

Wetlands for Tropical Applications

Wetlands for Tropical Applications
Author: Norio Tanaka,Wun Jern Ng,K. B. S. N. Jinadasa
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1848162979
ISBN 13: 9781848162976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wetlands for Tropical Applications Book Review:

This book provides a systematic exposition of the design features of constructed wetlands, and their management (in terms of siting, physical maintenance, and operation). Only very few books (or chapters) have been published on constructed wetlands in tropical conditions and none are current. The selection of plant species, managing their growth and harvesting cycles, and the impact these have on the attenuation of organic and inorganic pollutants, nutrients, and pathogens would be of interest to students and practitioners of the art working under tropical conditions. The potential of constructed wetlands as a low-cost intervention for developing countries in tropical regions that faced water pollution problems, in particular, deserves to be explored systematically.

Wetland Indicators

Wetland Indicators
Author: Ralph W. Tiner
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 606
Release: 2016-12-19
ISBN 10: 1439853703
ISBN 13: 9781439853702
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wetland Indicators Book Review:

Understand the current concept of wetland and methods for identifying, describing, classifying, and delineating wetlands in the United States with Wetland Indicators - capturing the current state of science's role in wetland recognition and mapping. Environmental scientists and others involved with wetland regulations can strengthen their knowledge about wetlands, and the use of various indicators, to support their decisions on difficult wetland determinations. Professor Tiner primarily focuses on plants, soils, and other signs of wetland hydrology in the soil, or on the surface of wetlands in his discussion of Wetland Indicators. Practicing - and aspiring - wetland delineators alike will appreciate Wetland Indicators' critical insight into the development and significance of hydrophytic vegetation, hydric soils, and other factors. Features Color images throughout illustrate wetland indicators. Incorporates analysis and coverage of the latest Army Corps of Engineers delineation manual. Provides over 60 tables, including extensive tables of U.S. wetland plant communities and examples for determining hydrophytic vegetation.

Management and Protection of Mediterranean Groundwater Related Coastal Wetlands and their Services

Management and Protection of Mediterranean Groundwater Related Coastal Wetlands and their Services
Author: UNESCO
Publsiher: UNESCO Publishing
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2019-12-17
ISBN 10: 923100364X
ISBN 13: 9789231003646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fundamentals of Tropical Freshwater Wetlands

Fundamentals of Tropical Freshwater Wetlands
Author: Tatenda Dalu,Ryan J. Wasserman
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 862
Release: 2021-11-26
ISBN 10: 0128223634
ISBN 13: 9780128223635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Tropical Freshwater Wetlands Book Review:

Fundamentals of Tropical Freshwater Wetlands: From Ecology to Conservation Management is a practical guide and important tool for practitioners and educators interested in the ecology, conservation and management of wetlands in tropical/subtropical regions. The book is written in such a way that, in addition to scientists and managers, it is accessible to non-specialist readers. Organized into three themed sections and twenty-three chapters, this volume covers a variety of topics, exposing the reader to a full range of scientific, conservation and management issues. Each chapter has been written by specialists in the topic being presented. The book recognizes that wetland conservation, science and management are interlinked disciplines, and so it attempts to combine several perspectives to highlight the interdependence between the various professions that deal with issues in these environments. Within each chapter extensive cross-referencing is included, so as to help the reader link related aspects of the issues being discussed. Contributed to by global experts in the field of tropical wetlands Includes case studies and worked examples, enabling the reader to recreate the work already done Focuses on tropical systems not available in any other book

Ecological Modelling of River Wetland Systems

Ecological Modelling of River Wetland Systems
Author: Maria Gabriela Alvarez Mieles
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2019-05-14
ISBN 10: 1000517780
ISBN 13: 9781000517781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Modelling of River Wetland Systems Book Review:

Around 6% of the Earth's land surface is covered by wetlands. Wetlands play a key role in hydrological and biogeochemical cycles, delivering multiple benefits to society: sources of water supply, flood regulation, water purification, agriculture, fisheries, and biodiversity. Hence, wetland systems are of immense socio-economic as well as ecological importance. In this research, the focus was on the Abras de Mantequilla (AdM) wetland in the tropical coastal region of Ecuador, a RAMSAR site and case study area for the EU-FP7 WETwin project. The research in this thesis involves a combination of field data collection, multivariate analysis techniques, as well as numerical modelling studies. The goal was to explore the effects of changes in hydrological forcing on the hydrodynamic and ecohydraulic responses of the wetland. The study aims to contribute to the understanding of how a tropical river-wetland system functions in terms of hydrodynamics, water quality, primary production, and biotic communities. Spatial patterns of biotic communities and environmental variables are obtained as well as spatio-temporal variability of hydrodynamics, water quality, primary productivity and fish habitat-suitability conditions. In data scarce areas and countries with financial constraints, the combination of field measurements with numerical models was extremely useful and relevant, confirming that these techniques complement each other in obtaining a better understanding of the dynamics of freshwater river–wetland systems. Studies like the present research can be used to enhance awareness about the environmental services of wetlands and stimulate cooperation between all stakeholders in order to achieve more sustainable wetland management.

Environmental Law Toolkit NSW

Environmental Law Toolkit  NSW
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Federation Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781862875548
ISBN 13: 1862875545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Law Toolkit NSW Book Review:

The Environmental Law Toolkit is a community guide to environmental law in New South Wales. It is intended to provide a practical resource for members of the community with an interest in using the law to protect the environment. In particular, this guide covers the following elements of environmental law: environmental planning and assessment; natural resource management; pollution management; biodiversity conservation; and natural and cultural heritage. The guide also includes a chapter on environmental advocacy, covering topics such as: submissions, letters and petitions; using the media; access to information; defamation law and safe speech; incorporating an environmental group; corporations and environmental advocacy; environmental protest and criminal law; and seeking legal advice and representation.

Artificial or Constructed Wetlands

Artificial or Constructed Wetlands
Author: María del Carmen Durán-Domínguez-de-Bazúa,Amado Enrique Navarro-Frómeta,Josep M. Bayona
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2018-06-15
ISBN 10: 1351730622
ISBN 13: 9781351730624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artificial or Constructed Wetlands Book Review:

Artificial or constructed wetlands are an emerging technology particularly for tropical areas with water scarcity. For big cities, the sustainable management of water resources taking into account proper use is always challenging. The book presents case studies illustrating the above. As plants and microorganisms are a fundamental part of the correct functioning of these systems, their contribution to the degradation of the organic matter and to the removal and transformation of the pollutant compounds present in the wastewaters is also a highlight of this book.

The Ramsar Convention Manual

The Ramsar Convention Manual
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 161
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822025533977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Frontiers in Environmental Science Editor s Picks 2021

Frontiers in Environmental Science     Editor   s Picks 2021
Author: Martin Siegert
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-11-24
ISBN 10: 2889716724
ISBN 13: 9782889716722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Wetland Ecology

Wetland Ecology
Author: Paul A. Keddy
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2010-07-29
ISBN 10: 0521739675
ISBN 13: 9780521739672
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wetland Ecology Book Review:

This text provides a synthesis of the existing field of wetland ecology using a few central themes, including key environmental factors that produce wetland community types and some unifying problems such as assembly rules, restoration and conservation.

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Environmental Law

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Environmental Law
Author: Emma Lees,Jorge E. Viñuales
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1092
Release: 2019-04-25
ISBN 10: 0192508385
ISBN 13: 9780192508386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Environmental Law Book Review:

This Handbook is the first comprehensive account of comparative environmental law. It examines in detail the methodological foundations of the discipline as well as the substance of environmental law across countries from four vantage points: country studies from all continents, responses to common problems (including air pollution, water management, nature conservation, genetically modified organisms, climate change and energy, chemicals, waste), foundational components of environmental law systems (including principles, property rights, administrative and judicial organisation, command-and-control regulation, market mechanisms, informational techniques and liability mechanisms), and common interactions of environmental protection with the broader public, private, and criminal law contexts. The volume brings together the foremost authorities in this field from around the world to provide a concise, self-contained, and technically rigorous account of environmental law as a single overall system.

Green Atlas

Green Atlas
Author: Dustin Mulvaney
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2013-07-03
ISBN 10: 1483318044
ISBN 13: 9781483318042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Atlas Book Review:

This reference resource, in atlas format, is an online-only compendium of maps and data sets accompanied by multimedia elements designed to illustrate key concepts in green issues and environmentalism graphically and interactively. Topics for the maps presented in this work were selected from articles in the 12-volume SAGE Reference Series on Green Society: Toward a Sustainable Future. Each map includes links to one or more of the series articles. Maps include interactive components, with clickable icons to deliver the data and statistics that make up each map. Further, multimedia elements (photos, video and audio clips and transcripts) accompany map themes and presentations.