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Sustainability Science for Watershed Landscapes


  • James A. Roumasset
  • Kimberly M. Burnett
  • Arsenio M. Balisacan


"Sustainability science addresses the central challenge facing global society of how to reduce poverty and meet demands of a large human population desiring a good life while simultaneously maintaining the environment that provides the life support system on which long-term prosperity depends. This book provides evidence and insight into key elements of what is required to achieve sustainability by framing important policy questions and illustrating the consequences of policy alternatives in systems with complex interactions." - Stephen Polasky, University of Minnesota "Sustainability Science can be both fundamental and practical, both deep and interdisciplinary. This application of Sustainability Science to Pacific watersheds illustrates its promise." - Peter Vitousek, Stanford University Table of contents Theme 1: Sustainability Science for Resource Management and Policy 1 Economic Policy for Sustainable Development vs. Greedy Growth and Preservationism, by Majah-Leah V Ravago James Roumasset Arsenio Molina Balisacan 2 Integrated Watershed Management: Trees, Aquifers, Reefs, and Mud, by Sittidaj Pongkijvorasin James Roumasset 3 Transdisciplinary Research in Watershed Conservation: Experiences, Lessons, and Future Directions, by Chieko Umetsu Makoto Taniguchi Tsugihiro Watanabe Shigeo Yachi 4 Payments for Ecological Services: Experiences in Carbon and Water Payments in the Philippines, by Rodel D. Lasco Grace B Villamor Theme 2: Monitoring and Modelling 5 Cyberinfrastructure for Sustainability in Coupled Human-Environment Systems, by Micheal H Kido Kenneth Y Kaneshiro Kevin N Montgomery 6 Watershed Management for Sustainability in Tropical Watersheds: An Integrated Hydrologic Modelling Approach, by Ali Fares 7 Watershed Assessment, Restoration, and Protection in Hawai'i, by Aly I El-Kadi Monica Mira Theme 3: Participatory Approaches 8 Landscape-Scale Conservation: Fostering Partnerships through Ecosystem Service Approaches, by Rebecca L Goldman Gretchen C Daily 9 A Participatory Approach to Community Resource Management: Building Upon Local Knowledge and Concerns, by James B Friday Harold J McArthur Jr. Theme 4: Case Studies 10 Changing Land Use in the Golden Triangle: Where the Rubber Meets the Road, by Maite Guardiola-Claramonte Jefferson M Fox Thomas W Giambelluca Peter A Troch 11 Effects of Feral Pigs (Sus scrofa) on Watershed Health in Hawai'i: A Literature Review and Preliminary Results on Runoff and Erosion, by Gregory L Bruland Chad A Browning Carl I Evensen 12 Sustainable Water Quality Management for Pacific Island Watersheds: Illustrations from American Samoa, Hawai'i, and Micronesia, by Carl I Evensen 13 The Transboundary Management of Groundwater Resources in Kumamoto, Japan, by Jun Shimada Synthesis 14 Sustainability Science: Overview and Directions for Further Research, by Kimberly M. Burnett James Roumasset Get your copy

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  • James A. Roumasset & Kimberly M. Burnett & Arsenio M. Balisacan, 2010. "Sustainability Science for Watershed Landscapes," Books on Agricultural Research and Development, Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), number 2010:3.
  • Handle: RePEc:sag:seaard:2010:3

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    1. Roumasset James & Wada Christopher A, 2011. "Ordering Renewable Resources: Groundwater, Recycling, and Desalination," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 11(1), pages 1-29, May.
    2. Kimberly Burnett & Lee Endress & Majah-Leah Ravago & James Roumasset & Christopher Wada, 2011. "Islands of Sustainability in Time and Space," Working Papers 201112, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics.
    3. Lee Endress, 2013. "Sustainable Development and the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative," Working Papers 2013-4, University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
    4. James A. Roumasset & Christopher A. Wada, 2010. "Optimal and Sustainable Groundwater Extraction," Sustainability, MDPI, vol. 2(8), pages 1-10, August.
    5. Majah-Leah Ravago & James Roumasset, 2016. "The Public Economics of Electricity Policy with Philippine Applications," Working Papers 201613, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics.
    6. Roumasset, James & Wada, Christopher A., 2013. "A dynamic approach to PES pricing and finance for interlinked ecosystem services: Watershed conservation and groundwater management," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 87(C), pages 24-33.
    7. Gregor Wolbring & Simerta Gill, 2023. "Potential Impact of Environmental Activism: A Survey and a Scoping Review," Sustainability, MDPI, vol. 15(4), pages 1-46, February.
    8. James Roumasset & Christopher Wada, 2014. "Groundwater Economics without Equations," Working Papers 2014-8, University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
    9. Florina Pînzaru & Paul Dobrescu & Alexandra Vițelar & Ion Moldoveanu & Adina Săniuță, 2023. "Linking Sustainability-Driven Factors and Online Knowledge Sharing in Business: A PLS-SEM Analysis," Sustainability, MDPI, vol. 15(8), pages 1-18, April.
    10. Roumasset James & Wada Christopher A, 2011. "Ordering Renewable Resources: Groundwater, Recycling, and Desalination," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 11(1), pages 1-29, May.
    11. Roumasset, James & Ravago, Majah-Leah & Jandoc, Karl & Arellano, Clarissa, 2016. "Environmental Resources, Shocks, and National Well-Being," MPRA Paper 87715, University Library of Munich, Germany.


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