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Title Creeping Environmental Problems and Sustainable Development in the Aral Sea Basin
Type Publication
URL www.isse.ucar.edu/aral_sea.html
Abstract This multidisciplinary book edited by Michael Glantz is the first to comprehensively describe the slow onset of low-grade but incremental changes (i.e., creeping environmental change) which affected the Aral Sea region. Creeping Environmental Problems and Sustainable Development in the Aral Sea Basin presents a set of case studies on a region of worldwide environmental interest, and outlines many lessons to be learned for other areas undergoing detrimental creeping environmental change. It therefore provides an important multidisciplinary example of how to approach such environmental disasters for students and researchers of environmental studies, global change, political science, and history.
Participants Michael Glantz
Start Date 1999
Funders
Keywords Decision Making
Disaster Damage
Human-Environment Interactions
Societal Interactions
Sustainable Development
Tools, Learning, and Education
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"Because the pathway to sustainability cannot be charted in advance, it will have to be navigated through trial and error and conscious experimentation. The urgent need is to design strategies and institutions that can better integrate incomplete knowledge with experimental action into programs of adaptive management and social learning."
NRC, Our Common Journey (1999)