Author: G. J. Gottfried
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Release Date: 1999-08-01
Brought together scientists & resource managers from government, universities, & private organizations in the U.S. & Mexico. Participants exchanged information on existing or potential cooperative projects, agency functions & programs, & issues concerning natural & cultural resource management in the border states. Sessions: ecotourism, recreation & partnership, wildlife biology & management, wetlands & watersheds, flora & vegetation, environmental education, cultural resources; water resources, fisheries, & protection & conservation. Contains 126 papers & abstracts, usually in English & Spanish.
This book contains the selected extended abstracts presented at the First International Workshop on Environmental Hydraulics IWEH09, Theoretical, Experimental and Computational Solutions, held in Valencia from 29 to 30 October 2009. The aim of the workshop was to encourage scientists, engineers and researchers to present and facilitate communication on modeling environmental problems related to hydrodynamic aspects of fluid modeling, including fluid mechanics analysis, transport of pollutants, mathematical and system modeling, experimental and theoretical validation experiences, measurement techniques focused to environmental problems, etc. 80 papers have been selected for publication in the book, covering the following topics: Mathematical and numerical modeling of environmental fluid mechanics problems Turbulence modeling Dispersion and Transport Experimental experiences related to hydraulic models of environmental problems Models Validation Water and environmental engineering and hydroinformatics This book provides an up-to-date review of the results of research and practice in present and future environmental hydraulics developments, especially aspects related to modelling.
Author: Fernando Romero
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Social Science
With border issues between the U.S. and its neighbours a hot topic, Hyperborder is a non-partisan look at the good and bad of numerous issues surrounding the U.S.-Mexico border. Based on exhaustive research, the book is written in two parts. The first outlines the current state of the border, while the second looks ahead 50 years to envision what is possible if affairs remain on the same course.
Author: Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
Release Date: 2007-05-05
Genre: Political Science
Border security has been high on public-policy agendas in Europe and North America since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York City and on the headquarters of the American military in Washington DC. Governments are now confronted with managing secure borders, a policy objective that in this era of increased free trade and globalization must compete with intense cross-border flows of people and goods. Border-security policies must enable security personnel to identify, or filter out, dangerous individuals and substances from among the millions of travelers and tons of goods that cross borders daily, particularly in large cross-border urban regions. This book addresses this gap between security needs and an understanding of borders and borderlands. Specifically, the chapters in this volume ask policy-makers to recognize that two fundamental elements define borders and borderlands: first, human activities (the agency and agent power of individual ties and forces spanning a border), and second, the broader social processes that frame individual action, such as market forces, government activities (law, regulations, and policies), and the regional culture and politics of a borderland. Borders emerge as the historically and geographically variable expression of human ties exercised within social structures of varying force and influence, and it is the interplay and interdependence between people's incentives to act and the surrounding structures (i.e. constructed social processes that contain and constrain individual action) that determine the effectiveness of border security policies. This book argues that the nature of borders is to be porous, which is a problem for security policy makers. It shows that when for economic, cultural, or political reasons human activities increase across a border and borderland, governments need to increase cooperation and collaboration with regard to security policies, if only to avoid implementing mismatched security policies.
Author: William Michael Reisman
Release Date: 2004
Designed as an introduction to international law, this text explores the policies and actors that influence international legal decisions as well as diplomatic agreements relating to human rights, national boundaries and natural resources. Topics covered include the constitutive process, the role of international elites, state responsibility, and jurisdictional competency. This international perspective has applicability to both general international law courses and to courses or seminars with an international perspective on human rights, environmental law, war crimes, international boundaries or other related topics.
Author: Jan Nijman
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
Release Date: 2016-12-01
With exceptional content, the 17th edition of Geography: Realms, Regions, and Concepts, maintains its position as the market-leading world regional geography title, with a new twist—a new lead author and new contributors who bring fresh and modern perspectives. The new edition specifically brings emphasis to urban geography and spatial techniques through new content features and Geographic Information Analysis (GIA) Modules. With its refined narrative and dynamic resources, Regions provides a great digital experience, giving students the ability to learn and explore world regional geography both inside and outside of the classroom.
Author: Richard T. LeGates
Release Date: 2015-07-16
The sixth edition of the highly successful The City Reader juxtaposes the very best classic and contemporary writings on the city to provide the comprehensive mapping of the terrain of Urban Studies and Planning old and new. The City Reader is the anchor volume in the Routledge Urban Reader Series and is now integrated with all ten other titles in the series. This edition has been extensively updated and expanded to reflect the latest thinking in each of the disciplinary areas included and in topical areas such as compact cities, urban history, place making, sustainable urban development, globalization, cities and climate change, the world city network, the impact of technology on cities, resilient cities, cities in Africa and the Middle East, and urban theory. The new edition places greater emphasis on cities in the developing world, globalization and the global city system of the future. The plate sections have been revised and updated. Sixty generous selections are included: forty-four from the fifth edition, and sixteen new selections, including three newly written exclusively for The City Reader. The sixth edition keeps classic writings by authors such as Ebenezer Howard, Ernest W. Burgess, LeCorbusier, Lewis Mumford, Jane Jacobs, and Louis Wirth, as well as the best contemporary writings of, among others, Peter Hall, Manuel Castells, David Harvey, Saskia Sassen, and Kenneth Jackson. In addition to newly commissioned selections by Yasser Elshestawy, Peter Taylor, and Lawrence Vale, new selections in the sixth edition include writings by Aristotle, Peter Calthorpe, Alberto Camarillo, Filip DeBoech, Edward Glaeser, David Owen, Henri Pirenne, The Project for Public Spaces, Jonas Rabinovich and Joseph Lietman, Doug Saunders, and Bish Sanyal. The anthology features general and section introductions as well as individual introductions to the selected articles introducing the authors, providing context, relating the selection to other selection, and providing a bibliography for further study. The sixth edition includes fifty plates in four plate sections, substantially revised from the fifth edition.
Author: Juliet C. Stromberg
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Release Date: 2009
contributors - biologists, ecologists, geomorphologists, historians, hydrologists, lawyers, and political scientists - weave together threads from their diverse perspectives to reveal the processes that shape the past, present, and future of the San Pedro's riparian and aquatic ecosystems. They review the biological communities of the San Pedro and the stream hydrology and geomorphology that affects its riparian biota. They then look at conservation and management challenges along three sections of the San Pedro, from its headwaters in Mexico in its confluence with the Gila River, describing legal and policy issues and their interface with science; activities related to mitigation, conservation, and restoration; and a prognosis of the potential for sustaining the basin's riparian system." "Complemented by a foreword written by James Shuttleworth, these chapters demonstrate the complexity of the San Pedro's ecological and hydrological conditions, showing that there are no easy --
Author: Julia M. Wondolleck
Publisher: Island Press
Release Date: 2000-05-01
Across the United States, diverse groups are turning away from confrontation and toward collaboration in an attempt to tackle some of our nation's most intractable environmental problems. Government agencies, community groups, businesses, and private individuals have begun working together to solve common problems, resolve conflicts, and develop forward-thinking strategies for moving in a more sustainable direction.Making Collaboration Work examines those promising efforts. With a decade of research behind them, the authors offer an invaluable set of lessons on the role of collaboration in natural resource management and how to make it work. The book: explains why collaboration is an essential component of resource management describes barriers that must be understood and overcome presents eight themes that characterize successful efforts details the specific ways that groups can use those themes to achieve success provides advice on how to ensure accountability Drawing on lessons from nearly two hundred cases from around the country, the authors describe the experience in practical terms and offer specific advice for agencies and individuals interested in pursuing a collaborative approach. The images of success offered can provide ideas to those mired in traditional management styles and empower those seeking new approaches. While many of the examples involve natural resource professionals, the lessons hold true in a variety of public policy settings including public health, social services, and environmental protection, among others.Making Collaboration Work will be an invaluable source of ideas and inspiration for policy makers, managers and staff of government agencies and nongovernmental organizations, and community groups searching for more productive modes of interaction.