Integrated Resource and Environmental Management

The Human Dimension

September 2004
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  • Published
    24th September 2004
  • ISBN 9780851998343
  • Language English
  • Pages 320 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"

Integrated Resource and Environmental Management (IREM) can be defined as both a management process and a philosophy, that takes into account the many values associated with natural resources within a particular area.This book presents an overview and history of natural resource management, from a global perspective. It discusses the challenges facing IREM by examining issues such as conflict, property rights and the role of science in the management of natural resource. It also addresses the definition and application of IREM from several different contexts, including real-world applications, planning frameworks, and complex systems. It provides a comprehensive aid in natural resource decision-making within the context of the “real world.”

"This is the only recent book to describe how the many often highly conflicting issues involved in the utilization and conservation of natural resources may be drawn together in a multidisciplinary context...A valuable feature of the publication is the use of multi-author case studies to illustrate the key points made in each chapter."

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Section 1: Historical and Contemporary Foundations
* Introduction
* The Early History of Resource Management
Case Study – The Mayan Collapse
* Modern History of IREM
Case Study – The Folly Farm, Somerset, England
* The Driving Forces Underlying IREM
Case Study – Socio-Economic Turmoil in Resource-dependent Communities of Southeast Alaska

Section 2: Theoretical Foundation
* Environmental Conflict and Property Rights
Case Study – Stomping Grounds: IREM of the Mitchell River Watershed in Australia
* The Role of the Social Sciences in IREM
Case Study – Restoring the Rustbelt: Social Science to Support Calumet’s Ecological and Economic Revitalization
* Power and Decision-Making in Natural Resource Management
Case Study – The Macal River Upper Storage Facility: Chalillo Dam, Belize

Section 3: Analytical, Conceptual and Procedural Models
* The Theoretical Foundations of Natural Resource Management
Case Study – Kananaskis: Oil & Gas Exploration in Paradise
* Theoretical Framework for IREM
Case Study – Watershed Planning in Watersheds Dominated by Multiple, Largely-Private Owners: The Cache River of Southern Illinois
* IREM in a Complex World
Case Study – Loch Lomond and the Trossachs: Scotland’s First National Park
* Planning Framework for IREM
Case Study – Integrating Farming, Railway Safety, and Recreation in Wolfville

Summary and Conclusions: Where Are We Going?

Alan W.  Ewert, PhD

Alan W. Ewert, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at Indiana University. Prior to retiring from the University, he served as a Professor in the School of Public Health and Chair of the Department of Environmental Health at the University.

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