Architectural Press An imprint of Butterworth-Heinemann Linacre House, Jordan Hill, Oxford OX2 8DP 225 Wildwood Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801-2041 A division of Reed Educational and Professional Publishing Ltd A member of Reed Elsevier plc group First published 2001 Sue Roaf 2001
Another aspect to take into account in assigning priority is the geographical extent of the
impact, i.e. whether a particular problem, for example caused by a discharge of
wastewater, has only a local impact in an area of a few hundred meters along the river
or whether there is an impact in the entire river system downstream of the discharge.
The likely answer depends, for example, on the size of the discharge and the retention
time in the receiving water bodies, the degradability of the pollutant, and the occurrence
of sensitive species in the receiving water body. In addition, the...
This book brings together many authoritative scientific and technological papers
which demonstrate the way in which systematic studies can help decision-makers
understand the linkages between land- and water-use practices and their impacts on
coral reef processes and structure.
Shrimp farming is an evolving sector of agriculture that creates important economic
opportunities in many rural communities plagued by under and unemployment. This
water farming practice relies on the wise and responsible use of coastal natural
resources and habitats. The long-term, local success of shrimp farming is also influenced
by global market forces, consumer preferences and international food safety standards.
Advances depend on accessibility of critical research, educational and laboratory services.
The Ramsar Convention defined the wise use of peatlands as “their sustainable
use for the benefit of mankind in a way compatible with the maintenance of the
natural properties of the ecosystem.” Land sustainability relates to definite periods
and land uses.