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Achieving Sustainable Freshwater Systems

Elizabeth R. Blood Marjorie M. Holland Lawrence R. Shaffer
Price: $ 30

One of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century is to develop a means of satisfying the water demands of an ever-expanding human population while at the same time protecting the aquatic ecosystems and ecological services upon which all life depends.

Achieving Sustainable Freshwater Systems brings together experts from a wide range of disciplines to present key insights and information on sustainable freshwater systems. Contributors represent a variety of perspectives and expertise, helping to illuminate the multiple connections and concerns involved with freshwater systems. Throughout they focus on the idea that freshwater systems lie at the heart of many different environmental and societal concerns. Achieving sustainability will require a heightened understanding of the connections among those concerns, and a willingness for experts and stakeholders to work together across areas of interest.

For both scientists and managers, Achieving Sustainable Freshwater Systems represents an important new resource for formulating site-specific solutions to problems involving natural resource sustainability.

Marjorie M. Holland is director of the Center for Water and Wetland Resources and professor in the biology department at The University of Mississippi in Oxford.

Elizabeth R. Blood is research scientist at the J.W. Jones Ecological Research Center in Newton, Georgia and adjunct graduate professor at the Institute of Ecology of the University of Georgia.

Lawrence R. Shaffer is instructor of biology at Northwest Mississippi Community College and an adjunct faculty member in the department of biology at the University of Mississippi.

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