By Irene J. Klaver (auth.), Barbara Rose Johnston, Lisa Hiwasaki, Irene J. Klaver, Ameyali Ramos Castillo, Veronica Strang (eds.)
Co-published with UNESCO
A made of the UNESCO-IHP venture on Water and Cultural range, this ebook represents an attempt to envision the complicated function water performs as a strength in maintaining, holding, and dangerous the viability of culturally assorted peoples. it's argued that water is a basic human want, a human correct, and a middle maintaining aspect in biodiversity and cultural range. The middle strategies used in this publication draw upon a bigger pattern in sustainability technological know-how, a reputation of the synergism and analytical strength in using a coupled organic and social platforms research, because the functioning viability of nature is either sustained and threatened by way of humans.
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