Sustainability in Food and Water [electronic resource] : An Asian Perspective / edited by Akimasa Sumi, Kensuke Fukushi, R. Honda, K. M. Hassan.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Alliance for Global Sustainability Bookseries, Science and Technology: Tools for Sustainable Development: 18Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2010Description: XIV, 466 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789048199143Subject(s): Environmental sciences | Food science | Agriculture | Climatic changes | Environmental toxicology | Environmental pollution | Environment | Climate Change | Food Science | Waste Water Technology / Water Pollution Control / Water Management / Aquatic Pollution | Ecotoxicology | AgricultureAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 577.27 LOC classification: QC902.8-903.2Online resources: Click here to access online
Water Resources Management -- Sustainable Water Resource Management in China: A Great Challenge -- Affecting Factors of Salinity Intrusion in Pearl River Estuary and Sustainable Utilization of Water Resources in Pearl River Delta -- Water Resource Management in Asian Cities – Case Studies of Groundwater Management -- Identification of Main Factors and Their Relationships in Urban Runoff Pollution of Macau Based on Statistical Techniques -- Assessment of Spatial Variations in Surface Water Quality of Kyeongan Stream, South Korea Using Multi-Variate Statistical Techniques -- Real-Time Water Resources Analysis and Assessment for Supporting Beijing Water Sustainability -- A GIS-Based Bio-Economic Model Applied in Water Resource Management in Shiyang River Basin, Gansu Province, China -- On the Change of Virtual Water in China under Regional Restructuring from 1997 to 2000 -- Sustainability in Local Water Use -- Potential Reuse of Wastewater Effluent in Macau -- Ozone Used as a Technology for Reducing the Risk of Wastewater Reuse -- Sustainable Water Management of Reclaimed Water Use: Case Study of Tianjin -- Organic Hindrance in Groundwater Arsenic Removal Practice -- Factors Associated with Faecal Contamination of Household Drinking Water in a Rural Area, Vietnam -- Alternative Safe Water for Communities in the Mekong Delta and Coastal Zone: Vietnam -- Community Based Management of Traditional Water Resources in Western Himalayan Region -- Aquatic Food Production -- Quality and Safety of Aquatic Products in China -- Notes of Study on Development Strategy of Chinese Fishery to 2030 -- Changes in Fisheries and Water Environments of Lake Taihu, China -- Wastewater Management in Freshwater Pond Aquaculture in China -- Dosing and Timing Addition of Bacterial Biomass for Improving the Water Environment in Shrimp Farming -- Study of Mercury Pollution at Bantarpanjang Area (Citarum River) Using Biomarker -- Crop Production -- Increased Wheat Yield by Rainwater Management: A Case Study in Arid Lands of Iran -- Water – An Emerging Critical Factor in Chinese Rice Production and Trade -- Sustainability of Water-Use and Food Production in the Haihe Catchment -- Exploring Land Use Planning Options: Experiences and Challenges for Food and Water Security -- The Impact of the Bio-Ethanol Production to the World Grain Market: A Case Study of World Maize Market -- Optimization of Rice Supply Chain in Thailand: A Case Study of Two Rice Mills -- Exploring Behavioral Changes towards Chemical-Safe Agriculture: The Case of Thai Vegetable Farmers -- Supply-Demand Balance of Compost between Urban and Agricultural Sectors According to Peri-Urban Development in an Urban-Rural Fringe Area in Asia: A Case Study in Nonthaburi, Thailand -- Food and Water Security in Climate Changes -- Water Resources in the Hexi Corridor and Its Cycle -- Adaptive Capacity to Changes in the Water Cycle: A Case Study of Northern China -- Measuring Climate Change Risk on Supply Chain of Rice in Bangladesh -- The Multi-Functional Role of Rice Paddy Area for Food and Water Sustainability – Lessons Learned from Korean Tradition -- Promoting Plant Residue Utilization for Food Security and Climate Change Mitigation in Thailand -- No-Regret Adaptation Strategies to Cope with Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Groundwater Resources of Asian Cities -- Environmental Management -- Food or Environment: An Alternative Solution to Tradeoff of Water Allocation in Oasis Regions of China -- Impacts of Water Environment and Conservation for Sustainable Development in Northern Philippines -- Material Flow Analysis of Nitrogen and Phosphorus for Regional Nutrient Management: Case Study in Haiphong, Vietnam -- Application of Sulfur Denitrification Process to Remove Nitrate-nitrogen Discharged from Agricultural Field -- Bioremediation of Soil and Groundwater Contaminated by Volatile Organic Compounds -- Cadmium Extraction from Contaminated Soil Using an Iron Chloride Solution in Asian Countries -- A Strategy in Assessing Plant Residue Material Quality to Enhance Sustainability of Lowland Agricultural Systems -- Redesigning Institutions and Governance Systems for Urban Water Demand Management: Case of Developing City Delhi, India -- The Impact of Regulatory Change on Trading Partners: Race to the Bottom or Convergence to the Top?.
The need to put into perspective the ever-mounting body of new information, beyond the frames of disciplines, on environmental security of food and water issues in Asia provided the impetus for the development of this book. It combines presentations from symposia on food and water sustainability held recently in Macau, China. This book represents the latest research findings in all the major aspects of food and water security issues in Asia. The first chapter portrays the strategies for water resources management in Asian countries. In this connection, the environmental challenges for sustainable development were discussed. Model application on spatial allocation of water resources viewed the tradeoff between economic goal and ecological goal. The hydrological changes related to the socio-economic development in china were also included in this chapter. The second chapter deals with sustainable water uses in domestic purposes for both urban and rural areas. The potential use of reclaimed wastewater was described in the context of different cities as reference for the urban water management in whole Asia. The traditional drinking water uses in rural communities and associated challenges towards sustainability were also discussed in this regard. The third chapter focuses on the security issues in aquatic products. The long-term strategy for the fisheries development in China was represented as lessons for other communities in Asia. The environmental impacts of aquaculture and the control measures were also included in this discussion. Chapter four of this book represents the sustainability aspect in food grains. The delicate balance between water resources and food grain production was addressed. Sustainable strategies for water use and food production were described in the context of several Asian countries. The impact of biofuel production on food security issues was raised in this discussion. Some other socio-economic factors related to this issue were also included in this chapter. The overarching importances of the food and water sustainability issues in climate changes have been shown in chapter five. Impacts of global warming on water resources and food production in Asian countries were described with examples and simulation. Mitigation measures were also sited with regional references in Korea, Thailand and other parts of Asia. Strategies aiming the security issues in food and water were addressed in chapter six. Scenarios of environmental managements in Asian countries related to allocation of water resources, water quality, remediation of hazardous wastes, and soil clean up were the major topics in this context. The organizational strategies were also assessed in this discussion.