Resource and Environmental Management in Canada Addressing Conflict and Uncertainty / Edition 4

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Overview

Resource and Environmental Management in Canada: Addressing Conflict and Uncertainty brings together contributions from more than two dozen specialists in the field. It is tailored specifically to university students and has four overall goals: to explain how the resource management process works; to illustrate the variety of strategies used; to outline the various technical and non-technical considerations that influence decisions; and to emphasize the tradeoffs that must be made to accommodate a broad range of legitimate societal interests. The reader will find the fourth edition to be both updated and expanded in coverage.

Chapters that appeared in the third edition have been revised, some very significantly, and eight new chapters have been added. Five new statements have been added to the existing set of guest statements, all of which have been prepared by academics and practitioners reflecting on their experience in translating concepts into action. Brand new pedagogical features like learning objectives, end-of-chapter review questions, and from the field boxes have all been added to this fourth edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195431285
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/31/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 584
  • Sales rank: 1,061,167
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Waterloo
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Introduction: Policy Context, Issues, and Challenges 1
Ch. 1 Ecosystem Health and Ecological Integrity: Foundations for Sustainable Futures 24
The Genuine Progress Index, Nova Scotia
Ch. 2 Globalization and Neo-Conservatism: Implications for Resource and Environmental Management 54
Business and Environmental Management
Ch. 3 First Nations Access and Rights to Resources 80
Ch. 4 Feminist Perspectives on Environmental Management 104
Ch. 5 Climatic Change: Addressing Complexity, Uncertainty, and Conflict 132
Communicating about Human-caused Climate Change - Overcoming the Challenge
Ch. 6 Water Security: From Exports to Contamination of Local Water Supplies 166
Thoughts on Uncertainty in an Era of Ecosystem-based Water Management
Ch. 7 Marine and Freshwater Fisheries 200
Ch. 8 Agriculture and Rural Resources 233
Ch. 9 Towards Sustainable Development of Canada's Forests 265
Ch. 10 Managing for Wildlife in Canada 287
On Success in Wildlife Conservation
Ch. 11 Parks and Protected Areas 314
Ch. 12 Canadian Mineral Resource Development: A Sustainable Enterprise? 342
Ch. 13 Waste Management: Integrated Approaches 371
Ch. 14 Developing a Vision 403
Ch. 15 Applying an Ecosystem Approach 420
Ch. 16 Applying Adaptive Environmental Management 442
Ch. 17 Assessing Environmental Impacts in Canada 467
Ch. 18 Incorporating Participatory Approaches and Social Learning 497
From Head to Heart - Community Involvement That Works
Ch. 19 Sustainability Governance: Surfing the Waves of Transformation 528
Ch. 20 Incorporating Environmental Justice 555
Citizens' Groups: The Key to Finding the Best Solution
Contributors 579
Index 583
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