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Resource and environmental management

Author: Bruce Mitchell
Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Prentice Hall, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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This book does an exceptional job in giving an understanding of change, complexity, uncertainty and conflict as well as their linkages, including awareness of strategies, methods and techniques to handle them relative to resource and environmental management. The text enhances the reader's capacity to conduct practice and conduct research in resource and environmental management.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mitchell, Bruce, 1944-
Resource and environmental management.
(DLC) 2001021571
(OCoLC)46473819
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Mitchell
ISBN: 9781317904878 1317904877 9781317904885 1317904885
OCLC Number: 865579060
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 367 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of guest authors; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 Change, complexity, uncertainty and conflict; Introduction; Arsenic contamination of groundvvater in Bangladesh and India; Resource and environmental management; Change; Complexity; Uncertainty; Conflict; Implications; References and further reading; Chapter 2 Turbulence and planning; Introduction; Turbulence; Chaos; The precautionary principle; Hedging and flexing; Planning models. ImplicationsReferences and further readings; Chapter 3 Looking to the future; Introduction; Visions; Forecasting and backcasting; Future state visioning; Appreciative inquiry; Futuristic methods; Implications; References and further reading; Chapter 4 Sustainability; Introduction; Sustainable development; Sustainable development in developed and developing countries; Future search conferences; Conservation strategy for Pakistan; Implications; References and further reading; Chapter 5 Ecosystem approach; Introduction; Nature of the ecosystem approach. Distinction between comprehensive and integrated approachAgroecosystem analysis; Examples of ecosystem approaches; Implications; References and further reading; Chapter 6 Learning organizations and adaptive environmental management; Introduction; Learning organizations; Adaptive environmental management; Adaptive management in the Columbia River basin, USA; Implications; References and further reading; Chapter 7 Assessing alternatives; Introduction; Differing perspectives can affect assessment; Impact assessment; Life cycle assessment; Implications; References and further reading. Chapter 8 Partnerships and StakeholdersIntroduction; Fundamental aspects regarding participation and partnerships; Evolving patterns of participation and partnerships; Stakeholders and the private sector; Stakeholder consultation in developing countries; Implications; References and further reading; Chapter 9 Local knovvledge systems; Introduction; Local knovvledge systems; Participatory local appraisal; Co-management; Local knovvledge for resource and environmental management; Implications; References and further reading; Chapter 10 Gender and development; Introduction. Multiple roles for vvomenFrom ""vvomen in development"" to ""gender and development""; Gender and forestry; Gender and water; Gender and agriculture; Integrating gender and environment; Implications; References and further reading; Chapter 11 Alternative dispute resolution; Introduction; Different approaches to dispute resolution; Types of alternative dispute resolution; Conditions for effective alternative dispute resolution; Applications of alternative dispute resolution; Implications; References and further reading; Chapter 12 Implementation; Introduction; Implementation issues.
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Aimed at undergraduates, this text covers the basic theories and concepts underlying resource and environmental management, and uses case studies to show how these can be applied.  Read more...

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