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Ecology, Engineering, and Management: Reconciling Ecosystem by Michel J. G. van Eeten, Emery Roe

By Michel J. G. van Eeten, Emery Roe

Ecology, Engineering, and the anomaly of Management is the 1st e-book that addresses and reconciles what many take to be the middle paradox dealing with environmental decision-makers and stakeholders: How do they repair the surroundings whereas while offer ever extra prone reliably from that surroundings, together with fresh air, water and effort for a growing number of humans? The publication offers a conceptual framework, empirical case analyses, and organizational proposals to solve the anomaly, be it within the US, Europe, or in different places. therefore, Ecology, Engineering, and the anomaly of Management has a number of audiences. First are the major professions taken with the safety and development of ecosystems and within the provision and supply of companies from these ecosystems. those comprise ecologists (and different ordinary scientists akin to conservation biologists, climatologists, wooded area scientists, and toxicologists), engineers (as good as hydrologists, environmental engineers, civil engineers, and line operators), modeling and gaming specialists, managers, planners, and gear, agriculture, and game groups. one other viewers comprises collage researchers in ecology, conservation biology, engineering, the coverage sciences, and source administration. these attracted to interdisciplinary ways in those fields also will locate the booklet specifically invaluable. eventually, these attracted to the Everglades, the Columbia River Basin, San Francisco Bay-Delta, and the fairway middle of western Netherlands will locate new insights the following, because the ebook presents a close exam of the ambiguity in every one of those instances

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In the view of one ecologist interviewed for this book, in practice, ecosystem management and adaptive management have meant that the power of [the planning and regulatory] agencies has been reduced. That is, for years and years the ethic was, when in doubt, turn to the technocrats to solve your problems. I'm wondering if that first wave of ecosystem management and adaptive management is about trying to share that power more with stakeholders. I think that has actually happened. Power has become more distributed.

The table, however, gives a sense of salient differences between the cases. There are other ecosystem management efforts occurring in these geographical areas which will not be discussed. However, given their importance to the greater Columbia River Basin, the activities of the Bonneville Power Administration and the Northwest Power Planning Council related to ecosystem restoration and service reliability are discussed in detail, here and in subsequent chapters. The cast of major characters involved in the initiatives must be introduced before describing each case.

4 In addition to the two systems, over 7,000 permitted diverters receive water supplies from the watershed feeding the Bay-Delta estuary. The diversions, along with the introduction of nonnative species, water contamination, and other factors have caused serious harm to the fish and wildlife of the estuary. For decades, the Bay-Delta has been the focus of competing economic, ecological, urban, and agricultural interests. A variety of environmentalist nongovernmental organizations seek to conserve the largest estuary on the Pacific side of North and South America, home to a reported 130 fish species and millions of local and migratory birds.

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