The Paraná River Basin: Managing Water Resources to Sustain Ecosystem Services

The Paraná River Basin: Managing Water Resources to Sustain Ecosystem Services, ed. Metcalfe, Chris D., Collins, Pablo, Menone, Mirta L. and Tundisi, José G. (London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2020).

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  • Editor Metcalfe, Chris D.
    Collins, Pablo
    Menone, Mirta L.
    Tundisi, José G.
    Title The Paraná River Basin: Managing Water Resources to Sustain Ecosystem Services
    Series Title Earthscan Series on Major River Basins of the World
    Publication Date 2020-06-10
    Place of Publication London
    Publisher Routledge, Taylor and Francis
    Edition First Edition
    Pages 206
    Language eng
    Abstract This book provides insight into the hydrology, ecosystem services and management of water resources in the Paraná River basin, including the importance of water to the socio-economic development of the countries within the watershed. Running through Brazil. Paraguay and Argentina, the Paraná River and its watershed is home to some of South America's major population centers as well as important ecosystems threatened by development. At the same time, the river is a major resource driving the economies of the nations within its boundaries. This volume examines the impacts of environmental degradation, and the tradeoffs between the energy sector and the maintenance of ecosystem services. In particular, it focuses on the threats from development to sensitive ecosystems within the basin and the challenges of transboundary management of water resources. In addition to presenting wider perspectives on water management, the volume specifically covers water infrastructure, aquatic ecosystems, water quality, geomorphological influences and the impact of climate change. Finally, by assessing each country's current status in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals this volume provides a timely analysis as national governments within the basin are becoming increasingly concerned about the sustainability of the freshwater ecosystems within the Paraná River basin. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of water and natural resource management, environmental policy, sustainable development and Latin American studies. It will also be relevant to water management professionals.
    UNBIS Thesaurus RIVER BASIN DEVELOPMENT
    HYDROLOGY
    ECOSYSTEMS
    FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS
    Copyright Holder Routledge, Taylor and Francis
    Copyright Year 2020
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9780429317729
    9780367277048
    DOI 10.4324/9780429317729
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