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Restorative Redevelopment of Devastated Ecocultural Landscapes

Edited By: Robert L France

CRC Press

Hardback | Jun 2010 | #167458 | ISBN-13: 9780415952255
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A fusion of ecological restoration and sustainable development principles, ecocultural restorative redevelopment is an emerging method for repairing large-scale landscapes. This book explores how to use this approach to address the long-term, sustainable reparation of the fabled marshlands of southern Iraq destroyed by Saddam Hussein.

It reviews successfully implemented and celebrated case studies from more than 15 countries around the world which, either in whole or in part, can offer valuable insight into the restorative redevelopment of the Iraqi marshlands as well as other devastated ecocultural landscapes such as tsunami hit Indonesia or monsoon ridden Burma.


Learning from Experience: Practical Approaches for Sustaining the Once and Future Restored Iraqi Marshlands
Robert France
Overview: Intellectual and Pragmatic Context for the Sustainable Redevelopment of the Iraqi Marshlands
Environmental Restoration Theory and Practice
1 Economy and Diversity of Restoration Efforts
Storm Cunningham
2 Restoration in Philosophical and Political Context
Elizabeth Spelman
3 Conceptual and Moral Issues in Ecological Restoration
Andrew Light
4 Conceptual Framework for Regional Land-Use Planning
Carl Steinitz
Desert Wetland Restorations
5 Wetland Lost and Found in the Levant
Robert France
6 Demise and Rebirth of the Azraq Oasis (Jordan)
Khaled Irani
7 Restoration of the Las Vegas Wash and Other Desert Waters
Vicki Scharnhorst
Overview: Ecological and Cultural Context for Sustainable Redevelopment of the Iraqi Marshlands
8 Large-scale Water Restorative Manipulations
Steve Apfelbaum
9 Rebuilding Wetlands and Waterfowl Resources
Don Young and Bruce Batt
10 Ecological Restoration and Economic Sustainability in Mexican and Peruvian Wetlands
Robert France
11 Involving People in Science and Sustainability in the Pantanal
Wetlands of Brazil
Mark Chandler
12 Planning and Development of a Desert Wetland Park in the United States
Becky Zimmerman
Ecology and Economics
13 Ecotourism, Local Economy and Ecological Strategies in Planning Nature Reserves
Robert Faris and Kimberly Karish
14 The Nature Conservation Program in Jordan: Helping Nature, Helping People
Khaled Irani
Overview: Habitation and Livelihood Context for the Sustainable Redevelopment of the Iraqi Marshlands
Transportation Planning and Design
15 Transportation Corridors as Armature for Cultural and Ecological Regneration
Ilze Jones
Alternative Wastewater Treatment, Reuse and Infrastructure
16 Wastewater and Salinity Treatment in Wetlands
Jim Bays
17 Advanced Ecotechnology for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment and Reuse
David Austin
18 Infrastructure Framework for Decentralized Wastewater Planning
Scott Wallace
Agriculture and Water Management
19 Moving Salt and Water in Managed Ecosystems: Case Studies from History and from the Western United States
John Dicky and Mark Madison
20 Managing Scarce Water Resources in the Middle East
Theib Oweis
Water Sensitive Planning and Modernization
21 Water Management and Education Development in Bangladesh
Elizabeth Dean Hermann

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Robert France is Associate Professor of Landscape Ecology at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design where he began teaching in the Fall of 1997. France has authored numerous papers on the ecology and conservation biology of organism from bacteria and algae to birds and whales, on research topics from environmental pollution to theoretical biodiversity, and in locations ranging from the High Arctic to the tropics. France is a recently appointed series editor for Lewis/CRC Press on the topic Integrative Studies in Water Management and Land Development.

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