Wetlands Ecosystems in Asia: Function and Management
Edited by M. Wong with contributions from 23 wetland experts
416pp ISBN 9780444516916
An essential guide for environmental professionals working in the field of wetland conservation
Wetlands are among the most productive and important ecosystems on earth. The stabilize
water supplies, clean polluted waters, protect shorelines, and recharge groundwater aquifers.
In recent years, the importance of wetland conservation has been recognised by different sectors of the community.
Wetland management requires an understanding of the scientific aspects of wetland balanced with legal
institutional and economic realities. It is important for many scientists, engineers, decision makers and lawyers
to become more familiar with wetland ecology and wetland management in order to understand, preserve
and even reconstruct these fragile ecosystems.
Wetland Ecosystems in Asia includes contributions from 23 distinguished wetland experts, who review
the major problems involved in wetland management, and how they can be solved against a background of
situations in Asian countries.
Comprehensive information about wetland's importance, functions, conservation and management strategies provided in this
new book will be of great benefit to all environmental professionals for formulating wetland conservation
policy and conducting further environmental research.
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