The environment and its management has been, and continues to be a very topical issue. Existing environment and development texts place emphasis is on listing problems, making warnings and voicing advocacy, but by focusing on environmental management, this informative book offers a very different perspective.
Moving on from the usual much-discussed viewpoints, Barrow looks towards practical management and problem-solving techniques. He clarifies the definition, nature and role of environmental management in development and developing countries, beginning with an introduction to the key terms, issues and tools of environmental management, which are linked and developed in later chapters, and concluding by discussing who pays for environmental management and its future in developing countries.
Written by an experienced and well-known author, this clear, user-friendly book, ideal for students of resource management, geography and development studies, makes excellent use of chapter summaries, boxed case studies, annotated further readings and websites, discussion questions and illustrations.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Theory and Approaches 1. Introduction 2. Environmental Management and Developing Countries Part 2: Resource Management and Environmental Management Issues 3. Water, Coastal and Island Resources 4. Agriculture, Land Degradation and Food Security 5. Biodiversity Resources 6. Atmospheric Issues 7. Urban Environments and Industrial Pollution Issues 8. Environmental Threats Part 3: Environmental Management Tools and Policies 9. Environmental Management Methods, Tools and Techniques 10. Environmental Accounting, Greening Economics and Business 11. Environmental Management and Development: The Future
Chris Barrow is Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences and International Development, University of Wales, Swansea.