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Title Ecological economics of sustainable watershed management / edited by Jon D. Erickson, Frank Messner, Irene Ring
Published Amsterdam ; Oxford : Elsevier JAI, 2007
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Series Advances in the economics of environmental resources ; v. 7
Advances in the economics of environmental resources ; v. 7
Contents Cover -- Copyright page -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Part I: Introduction -- Chapter 1. Ecological Economics at the Watershed Scale: Comparing and Contrasting the United States and German Experiences and Approaches -- Part II: Watershed Management -- Chapter 2. River Basin Management in Germany: Past Experiences and Challenges Ahead -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Water Management in Germany -- 3. Past Experiences with River Basin Management -- 4. The new EU Framework Directive -- 5. Conclusions and Outlook -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 3. The Evolution of Watershed Management in the United States -- 1. The American Context: Private Property and the Public Interest -- 2. Early Government Involvement in Watershed Conflicts: The Case of Farmers and Miners in California's Central Valley -- 3. Industrial Pollution and the Emergence of Point Source Management: An East Coast Story -- 4. Growth of Governmental Intervention in Water Resource Management -- 5. Non-Point Source Pollution and the Watershed Partnership Approach -- 6. Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Part III: Scenario Analysis and Integrated Watershed Modeling -- Chapter 4. Scenario Analysis in the Elbe River Basin as Part of Integrated Assessment -- 1. Intention and Approaches of Scenario Analysis -- 2. Scenario Derivation with the Integrative Assessment Approach IMA -- 3. Scenario Derivation Relating to a Water Allocation Conflict in the Elbe River Basin -- 4. Outlook -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Chapter 5. Scenario Analysis of Economy-Ecology Interactions in the Hudson River Basin -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Study System -- 3. Overview of the Approach -- 4. Discussion -- References -- Chapter 6. Integrated Agricultural and Hydrological Modeling within an Intensive Livestock Region -- 1. Introduction and Problem -- 2. Theoretical Background -- 3. Integrated Agricultural Economic and Hydrological Modeling -- 4. Results -- 5. Conclusions and Outlook -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 7. Integration of Agro-Economic Analysis and Ecological Modelling -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Material, Methods and Study Area -- 3. Ecological Approach and Economic Analysis -- 4. Discussion and Conclusions -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 8. Regional Economic Modeling and Spatial Key Sector Analysis -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Linkages between Economic and Land use Models -- 3. Methods -- 4. Case Study: Dutchess County, New York, USA -- 5. Discussion -- References -- Chapter 9. Residential Location Theory, Modeling, and Scenario Analysis of Urban Growth And Planning -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Residential Location Theory: From von Thünen's Rings to Urban Sprawl -- 3. Wappinger Creek Watershed Residential Development Model -- 4. Scenario Analysis -- 5. Concluding Remarks -- References -- Part IV: Evaluation Tools and Participatory Watershed Management -- Chapter 10. Multicriteria Decision Analysis: Overview and Implications for Environmental Decision Making -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The
Summary The papers in this volume illustrate the power of a scientific approach to ecological economics. Good science is a careful blend of theory and empirical testing. Theory without empirical grounding is of no practical value and random case studies without a theoretical context are not generalizable. The back and forth interplay between theory and evidence is apparent in the modeling exercises, evaluation studies, and policy design described in this book. Watershed management has been chosen as a concrete focus to illuminate the facets of sustainability. It requires both a deep understanding of th
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Subject Environmental economics -- Germany.
Environmental economics -- United States.
Sustainable development -- Germany.
Sustainable development -- United States.
Watershed management -- Germany.
Watershed management -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Erickson, Jon D. (Jon David), 1969-
Messner, Frank.
Ring, Irene, 1961-
ISBN 0080488102 (electronic bk.)
1849505071 (electronic bk.)
9780080488103 (electronic bk.)
9781849505079 (electronic bk.)