Integrated Resource and Environmental Management: The Human Dimension

A W Ewert, D C Baker, G C Bissix 
CABI  September 2004  

paperback  320 pp  ISBN 9780851998343      £35.00
This book:
  • Provides an up-to-date and comprehensive review of current literature in the area
  • Combines the collective experience of three leading academics from Canada, Australia and the United States, who have a broad diversity of experiences in dealing with real-world resource and environmental management issues
  • Includes ten case studies by invited authors from across the globe working on various integrated resource and environmental management challenges
  • Includes discussion questions at the end of each chapter and a glossary of key terms
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.€

Readership: Undergraduates of Natural Resource Management and related courses, as well as professionals in the natural resource field

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

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

Section 3: Analytical, Conceptual and Procedural Models
The Theoretical Foundations of Natural Resource Management
Case Study Kananaskis: Oil & Gas Exploration in Paradise, M Squires
Theoretical Framework for IREM
Case Study Watershed Planning in Watersheds Dominated by Multiple, Largely-Private Owners: The Cache River of Southern Illinois, S Kraft, J Adams, T Loftus, C Lant, L Duram and J B Ruhl
IREM in a Complex World
Case Study Loch Lomond and the Trossachs: Scotland's First National Park, R Firth
Planning Framework for IREM
Case Study Integrating Farming, Railway Safety, and Recreation in Wolfville, G Ness
Summary and Conclusions: Where Are We Going?

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