Literature from LOICZ affiliates projects


Sustainable Water Ecosystems Management in Europe

Bridging the Knowledge of Citizens, Scientists and Policy Makers

Sustainable Water Ecosystems Management in Europe Sustainable Water Ecosystems Management in Europe

The project AWARE, funded by the European Commission under the 7th Research Framework Program, has developed and tested a new way of connecting scientists, citizens and policy makers to enhance the effectiveness of their participation and cooperation in the water science and policy assessment process. Connectivity is ensured by applying a knowledge brokerage concept at the EU and local level. A pilot knowledge brokerage test has been successfully realized, focusing on three coastal areas of Europe (respectively the Southern North Sea Coast and the river basins of Seine, Somme and Scheldt, the Gulf of Riga in the Baltic Sea, and the Goro Lagoon in the Po Delta area, in the Adriatic Sea).

Results and lessons learned from the project are summarized in a IWA Publishing volume. Look here:

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Read more in the upcoming volume of LOICZ INPRINT 2012/2 (beginning of September 2012)

The Mekong Delta System

The Mekong Delta System The Mekong Delta System

This book about the Mekong Delta presents a unique collection of state-of-the-art contributions by international experts from different scientific disciplines about the characteristics and pressing water-related challenges of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. The Mekong Delta belongs to one of the areas, which are to expect the largest challenges concerning environmental change and climate change induced sea level rise . The Delta acts as the “rice bowl” of Southeast Asia and is home to over 17 Million people, who need to cope with ecologic as well as socio-economic changes linked to the rapid economic development of the country. Annual floods, severe droughts, salt water intrusion, degrading water quality, tropical cyclones, hydrologic changes due to hydropower projects in the upstream of the Mekong, coastal erosion, and the loss of biodiversity are some of the problems in the region. Heterogeneous resource management responsibilities, and the fact that the Mekong – and thus also the Delta – is influenced by six countries aggravate the situation. Integrated water resources management and fostered cooperation and information exchange are pressing needs for the sustainable development of the Delta.

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Watch Deutsche Welle: "The Mekong Delta Under Surveillance " on YouTube


OCEAN acidification

Ocean acidification Ocean acidification

Ocean Acidification
Edited by Jean-Pierre Gattuso and Lina Hansson
344 pages | 75 illustrations | 246×189 mm
Publication date: September 2011
The book “Ocean Acidification”, to be published by Oxford University

ISBN 978-0-19-959108-4 (Hbk.)
978-0-19-959109-1 (Pbk.)

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