Water, Cultural Diversity, and Global Environmental Change (häftad)
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Johnston, Barbara Rose (ed.)
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Water, Cultural Diversity, and Global Environmental Change (häftad)

Water, Cultural Diversity, and Global Environmental Change

Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures?

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Co-published with UNESCO A product of the UNESCO-IHP project on Water and Cultural Diversity, this book represents an effort to examine the complex role water plays as a force in sustaining, maintaining, and threatening the viability of culturally diverse peoples. It is argued that water is a fundamental human need, a human right, and a core sustaining element in biodiversity and cultural diversity. The core concepts utilized in this book draw upon a larger trend in sustainability science, a recognition of the synergism and analytical potential in utilizing a coupled biological and social systems analysis, as the functioning viability of nature is both sustained and threatened by humans.
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Barbara Rose Johnston is an environmental anthropologist and senior research scholar at the Center for Political Ecology (Santa Cruz, California USA) and a member of UNESCO-IHP's expert advisory group on water and cultural diversity. A leading scholar on political ecology, environmental health, and human rights, she has served as an advisor to the World Commission on Dams, the Marshall Islands Nuclear Claims Tribunal, and governments and dam-affected communities in Guatemala and Chile. bjohnston@igc.org Lisa Hiwasaki is an environmental anthropologist who launched the UNESCO-IHP project on Water and Cultural Diversity in 2007. Since April 2010 she has been working as Programme Specialist for Small Islands and Indigenous Knowledge at UNESCO's Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacifi c in Jakarta, Indonesia. l.hiwasaki@unesco.org Irene J. Klaver is Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of North Texas, USA, and Founding Director of the Philosophy of Water Project www.water.unt.edu . She focuses on social-political and cultural dimensions of water and has directed and produced water documentary fi lms and imaging projects. She is a member of UNESCO-IHP's expert advisory group on Water and Cultural Diversity and Co-Director of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy. Klaver@unt.edu Ameyali Ramos Castillo is an adjunct research fellow at United Nations University - Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS). Ameyali's research focuses on strengthening linkages between Indigenous Peoples and international policy processes, especially on issues relating to climate change and water. ramos@ias.unu.edu Veronica Strang is an environmental anthropologist at the University of Auckland, and is internationally recognised for her work on water issues. She has participated in steering and advisory groups for UNESCO-IHP's programmes in Ecohydrology and in Water and Cultural Diversity. In 2007 she was named an international prize "Les Lumieres de L'Eau" at the Cannes International Water Symposium. Her most recent book is Gardening the World: agency, identity and the ownership of water (2009). v.strang@auckland.ac.nz


PART 1 WATER AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY.- 1.0 Introduction: Water and Cultural Diversity.- 1.1 Placing Water and Culture.- 1.2 The Paradigm Shift in India's River Policies: From Sacred to Transferable Waters.- 1.3 Rethinking the Role of Humans in Water Management: Toward a New Model of Decision-Making.- 1.4 Local Water Management in the Andes: Interplay.- of Domination, Power and Collective Participation.- 1.5 The Power of a Disappearance: Water in the Jerid Region of Tunisia.- 1.6 Diverting Water: Cultural Plurality.- and Public Water Features in an Urban Environment.- PART II CULTURE AND WATER IN DIVERSE ENVIRONMENTS.- 2.0 Introduction: Culture and Water in Diverse Environments.- 2.1 Watersheds and Marinescapes: Understanding.- and Maintaining Cultural Diversity Among Southeast Alaska Natives.- 2.2 The Infl uence of Westernization on Water Resources Use and Conservation Among the Maasai People of Kenya.- 2.3 Groundwater and Qanats in Syria: Leadership, Ownership, and Abandonment.- 2.4 Box 2.4.1 Water, Livelihoods, and Morality around the Panama Canal.- Box 2.4.2 Saving the Pilcomayo River in Argentina: Traditional criollo ranchers resist destruction of an ecosystem and a way of life.- Box 2.4.3 Working on water: Cultural survival in the 'tri-state water wars'.- 2.5 Nourishing Diversity in Water Governance: The Case of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.- 2.6 Water Knowledge, Use, and Governance: Tibetan Participatory Development Along.- the Mekong (Langcangjiang) River, in Yunnan, China.- 2.7 Ecological Change and the Sociocultural Consequences of the Ganges River's Decline.- PART III WATER VALUE, ACCESS, USE, AND CONTROL.- Sociocultural Contexts of Water Scarcity.- 3.0 Introduction: Water Value, Access, Use, and Control: Sociocultural Contexts of Water Scarcity.- 3.1 Culture, Gender, and Vulnerability in a Vietnamese Refugee Community: Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.- 3.2 Water, Culture, and Gender: An Analysis from Bangladesh.- 3.3 South Africa's 'Rights Culture' of Water Consumption.- 3.4 Manufacturing Water Scarcity, Generating Environmental Inequity.- PART IV HYDRODEVELOPMENT, CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND SUSTAINABILITY.- 4.0 Introduction: Hydrodevelopment, Cultural Diversity, and Sustainability.- 4.1 Water, Culture, Power: Hydrodevelopment Dynamics.- 4.2 The Lesotho Highlands Water Project: Water, Culture, and Environmental Chang.- 4.3 Not All Dams in Africa Are Developmental: Advocacy Perspectives from the African Rivers Network.- 4.4 Drowning Under Progress: Water, Culture, and Development in the Greater Mekong Subregion.- 4.5 Damming China's Angry River: Vulnerability in a Culturally and Biologically Diverse Watershed.- 4.6 Cultural Survival, Tribal Sovereignty and River Restoration on the Central Northwest Coast, North America.- PART V THE WAYS FORWARD.- 5.0 Introduction: The Ways Forward.- 5.1 Managing 'Water Traditions' in Uttarakhand, India: Lessons Learned and Steps Towards the Future.- 5.2 'El Agua es Vida/Water Is Life': Community Watershed Reserves in Intag, Ecuador, and Emerging Ecological Identities.- 5.3 Cultural Flows: Asserting Indigenous Rights and Interests in the Waters of the Murray-Darling River System, Australia.- 5.4 Environmental Flow Assessments: A Participatory Process Enabling Maori Cultural Values to Inform Flow Regime Setting.- 5.5 Droplets of Hope: Searching for Sustainability and Common Ground in the Arab/Israeli Conflict.- 5.6 'Water for Life'... Water for Whose Life? Water, Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Development in the United Nations.