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Integrated Environmental Management: Development, Information, and Education in the Asian-Pacific Region


Edited By: Yasumasa Itakura

289 pages, illus

Lewis Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #103386 | ISBN: 1566704197
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Many economies of the world are changing from rural agriculture orientation to industrialized systems. This rapid growth and related developement is causing significant changes in environmental management in the face of serious degradation problems. The Pacific Rim is rich in resources, environmental and human, and pollution problems are widespread affecting water and air quality, contaminating groundwater and soils, and dramatically increasing human exposure to hazardous waste. Critical resources (rain forests for example) are being permanently damaged or lost at an alarming rate. Integrated Environmental Management provides an information-packed review of the region's environmental problems, with a focus on problem solving, sustainable developement, and education. Anyone faced with environmental problems related to population growth, rapid industrialization, sustainable developement, increased resource degradation, and environmental protection and restoration will find this book particularly enlightening. The final chapters of the book make an effort to outline education and information-sharing strategies designed to change environmental policy to focus less on fostering rapid economic growth. This is mandatory reading for professionals and policy makers, regulatory agencies, the planning community, and students in environmental sciences.


High-Speed Growth, Politics, and the Environment in East and Southeast Asia * Lake Biwa and the Asian Environmental Agenda: Issues and Prospects * Beyond Environmental Legislation: Environmental Education in Malaysia * Mountains, Rivers, and the Coastal Zone in Asia: Environmental Management and Community Integration into the 21st Century * Environmental Problems in Public Awareness in the Republic of Korea * Economic Development and the Environment in Thailand: The Current Situation and the Role of Environmental Education and NGOs * Problems of Ecosystem Devastation as a Focus in Environmental Education. Education for Solving Environmental Problems: How to Develop Teaching Materials and Generate Support for Environmental Education in Schools * The Present Situation and Problems of Environmental Education in Shiga Prefecture. The Development of Environmental Education Curricula and Some Examples of Thai Experience * In-Service Training Programs in Environmental Education in the Philippines - The Role of UP-ISMED. Local Involvement Through the Environmental Network: The Key to Successful Natural Conservation * Environmental Education in Support of Sustainable Development: The Case of Indonesia * Literacy Regarding Environmental Issues - Allonomy or Autonomy * Environmental Contamination and the Information Highway * Networks, Technology, Distance Learning, and Environmental Education * The Use of Advanced Information and Communication Technologies in Education * Links, Not Boundaries: An Asian-Pacific Environmental Education Network * Biwako-Das: Public Collaboration in Meteorological Observation With a Computer Communication Network * Establishing a Course in the Practical Use of Media Tools at Shiga University - Introduction of a Flexible Learning Program * What Education and Information Systems Can Do to Help Solve Environmental Problems: A Summary * Index.

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