The change from a rural to an industrial economy affects many countries. Rapid growth and development causes significant changes in environmental management for countries beginning to confront serious degradation problems.
In the Pacific Rim, rich in environmental and human resources, widespread pollution problems affect water and air quality, contaminating groundwater and soils and dramatically increasing human exposure to hazardous waste. Critical resources - such as rainforests - disappear at an alarming rate.
The book features in-depth reviews of the Pacific Rim's increasing environmental problems. It examines every major issue including hazardous waste, solid waste, water and wastewater, air pollution, biodiversity, industrial waste and much more. The final chapters outline education and information-sharing strategies designed to change environmental policy, putting the focus on slowing growth and working towards sustainable development.
Integrated Environmental Management provides an information-packed review of the regions' environmental problems, concentrating on problem solving, sustainable development, and education. Anyone faced with environmental problems related to population growth and rapid industrialization will find this book particularly enlightening.
Table of Contents
High-Speed Growth, Politics, and the Environment in East and Southeast Asia, J.S. Eades
Lake Biwa and the Asian Environmental Agenda: Issues and Prospects, M. Nakamura
Beyond Environmental Legislation: Environmental Education in Malaysia, S. Sani
Mountains, Rivers, and the Coastal Zone in Asia: Environmental Management and Community Integration into the 21st Century, A. Meadows and P.S. Meadows
Environmental Problems in Public Awareness in the Republic of Korea, J.W. Kim, K.W. Lee, and G.H. Jung
Economic Development and the Environment in Thailand: The Current Situation and the Role of Environmental Education and NGOs, S. Manopimoke
Problems of Ecosystem Devastation as a Focus in Environmental Education, T. Kira
Education for Solving Environmental Problems: How to Develop Teaching Materials and Generate Support for Environmental Education in Schools, M. Kawashima
The Present Situation and Problems of Environmental Education in Shiga Prefecture, S. Shirai
The Development of Environmental Education Curricula and Some Examples of Thai Experience, S. Chaisorn
In-Service Training Programs in Environmental Education in the Philippines - The Role of UP-ISMED, M.C. Tan
Local Involvement Through the Environmental Network: The Key to Successful Natural Conservation, S. Sudara
Environmental Education in Support of Sustainable Development: The Case of Indonesia, M. Soerjani
Literacy Regarding Environmental Issues - Allonomy or Autonomy, T. Sueishi
Environmental Contamination and the Information Highway, F. M. D'Itri
Networks, Technology, Distance Learning, and Environmental Education, E. Brumby
The Use of Advanced Information and Communication Technologies in Education, T. Sakamoto
Links, Not Boundaries: An Asian-Pacific Environmental Education Network, D. Le Grew
Biwako-Das: Public Collaboration in Meteorological Observation With a Computer Communication Network, T. Toda and K. Matsui
Establishing a Course in the Practical Use of Media Tools at Shiga University - Introduction of a Flexible Learning Program, H. Hirai
What Education and Information Systems Can Do to Help Solve Environmental Problems: A Summary, F. M. D'Itri