Publication details for Professor Veronica StrangJohnston, B., Hiwasaki, L., Klaver, I., Ramos-Castillo, A. & Strang, V. (2012). Water, Cultural Diversity & Global Environmental Change: Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures?. Paris, Dordrecht, New York: Springer and UNESCO.
- Publication type: Edited book
- ISSN/ISBN: 9789400717732 (hardback), 9789400718661 (paperback), 9789400717749 (ebook), 9786029837247
- DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-1774-9
- Further publication details on publisher web site
Author(s) from Durham
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.