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Title The dilemma of boundaries : toward a new concept of catchment / edited by Makoto Taniguchi, Shiraiwa Takayuki.
Imprint Tokyo ; London : Springer, 2012.

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Series Global environmental studies
Global environmental studies.
Subject Watersheds.
Hydrology.
Alt Name Taniguchi, Makoto, 1959-
Takayuki, Shiraiwa.
Description 1 online resource : illustrations.
Summary Water circulates continuously and seamlessly on Earth with little regard for the boundaries we draw. There are natural boundaries as between land and ocean and surface and subsurface environments, as well as human or demographic boundaries between nations, cultures, and religions. Although considered necessary by societies, these human-created boundaries disrupt natural water circulation, leading to serious water-related environmental problems. The dilemma of how to manage water beyond our boundaries remains, and nations have different ways and means of controlling each form of water, whether as vapor, surface water, groundwater, or seawater. Recent findings on the interaction of water from land, oceans, and the atmosphere encourage researchers to undertake collaborative work that goes beyond the boundaries of each discipline, be it oceanography, surface and subsurface hydrology, climatology, or glaciology. Drawing on all these fields, the book focuses on two major boundaries: that between surface water and ground water, and that between terrestrial water and ocean water. This comprehensive work is of great value to experts in academia, international organizations, consulting firms, water resources, fisheries, and urban development planning agencies.
Contents Codification of International Law for Transboundary Aquifers by the United Nations -- Linkages Beyond the Surface-Subsurface and Land-Ocean Boundaries for Better Environmental Management in Asia -- The Nitrate-Arsenic Boundary as an Important Concept in Aquatic Environmental Studies -- A Radon-Based Mass Balance Model for Assessing Groundwater Inflows to Lakes -- "Giant Fish-Breeding Forest": A New Environmental System Linking Continental Watershed with Open Water -- Numerical Simulation of Dissolved Iron Production and Transport in the Amur River and the Sea of Okhotsk -- Transportation of Marine-Derived Nutrients (MDN) onto Land by Anadromous Fish: A Survey with Reference to Pacific Salmon in the Russian Far East -- Introduction -- National Boundaries and the Fragmentation of Governance Systems: Amur-Okhotsk Ecosystem from the Legal and Political Perspective -- History of (Fish-Breeding Forests) in Japan.
Integrating Groundwater Boundary Matters into Catchment Management -- A Boundary Between Surface Water and Groundwater in Japanese Legal System: Its Consequences and Implications -- The Helsinki Convention: 35 Years and Three Eras in Bridging Boundaries to Restore the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea -- Combining Activities of and in Japan: Towards a New Type of Integrated Coastal and Watershed Management -- Aquifers Know No Boundaries ... But Do! So, Who Should Care?! -- Sustainable Management of Groundwater Resources for 700,000-Plus Residents: A Practical Example of the Transboundary Management of Groundwater Resources in the Kumamoto Area, Japan -- The Dilemma of Boundaries in Environmental Science and Policy: Moving Beyond the Traditional Watershed Concept.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9784431540359 (electronic bk.)
4431540350 (electronic bk.)
9784431540342
4431540342
1280794100
9781280794100
OCLC # 794008068
Additional Format Print version: Dilemma of boundaries. Tokyo ; London : Springer, 2012 9784431540342 (OCoLC)757932166