Resource and Environmental Management in Canada: Addressing Conflict and Uncertainty

Paperback | March 27, 2015

EditorBruce Mitchell

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Bringing together contributions from over two dozen specialists in the field, this text explains how the resource and environmental management process works; the types of strategies used; the various technical and non-technical considerations that influence decisions; and the tradeoffs thatmust be made to accommodate a broad range of legitimate societal interests.

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Bringing together contributions from over two dozen specialists in the field, this text explains how the resource and environmental management process works; the types of strategies used; the various technical and non-technical considerations that influence decisions; and the tradeoffs thatmust be made to accommodate a broad range of l...

Bruce Mitchell, PhD, is professor of geography, cross-appointed in the School of Planning and Associate Provost, Academic and Student Affairs, at the University of Waterloo. Mitchell is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Fellow of the International Water Resources Association. In 2008, he received the Massey Medal from the ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.92 inPublished:March 27, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199009880

ISBN - 13:9780199009886

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List of Figures, TablesContributorsPart One: Context1. Bruce Mitchell: Conflict and Uncertainty: Issues, Context, Challenges, and Opportunities2. Chui-Ling Tam: Canada's Role in Global Sustainability: Successes, Failures and OpportunitiesAnn Dale: Guest Statement: A Race to the Lowest Ecological Bottom Line3. Monica E. Mulrennan: Aboriginal Peoples in Relation to Resource and Environmental ManagementCharles Menzies: Guest Statement: Charting a Course between Development and First Nation Rights: Gitxaala of Coastal BCPart Two: Approaches to Resource and Environmental Management4. Bram F. Noble: Adaptive Environmental ManagementLorne Greig: Guest Statement: Reflecting on the Successes and Lesser Successes of Adaptive Management5. A. John Sinclair and Meinhard Doelle: Environmental Assessment in Canada: Encouraging Decisions for SustainabilityJamie Kneen: Guest Statement: Red Chris and the Prognosis for the Public Interest in Environmental Decision-Making6. Alan P. Diduck, Maureen G. Reed and Colleen George: Participatory Approaches to Resource and Environmental ManagementFikret Berkes: Guest Statement: Learning with the James Bay Cree7. Ben Bradshaw: Environmental Governance in Canada: Are We Making Progress?George Green: Guest Statement: The Evolving Role of Governments, Industry, and Civil Society in Environmental GovernancePart Three: Resource and Environmental Management in Practice8. Gordon McBean: Climate Change - Adapting to the Risks in a Changing ClimateLinda Mortsch: Guest Statement: The Evolution of Adaptation in the Great Lakes9. Dean Bavington: Marine and Freshwater Fisheries in Canada: Uncertainties, Conflicts, and Hope on the WaterDouglas Harris: Guest Statement: Major Shifts in the Regulation of Canadian Fisheries10. Christopher Bryant: Agriculture and FoodDavid J. Connell: Guest Statement: Our Desirable Future and the Place of Agriculture Within It11. Kevin Hanna: The Enduring Importance of Canada's Forest SectorRyan Bullock: Guest Statement: Stewarding Boreal Forests and Communities12. Shelley Alexander: Carnivore Management and the Role of Conservation GISPaul C. Paquet: Guest Statement: The Role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Conservation13. Philip Dearden and Nathan J. Bennett: Parks and Protected AreasTlehpik- Hjalmer Wenstob: Guest Statement: The Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks Initiative14. Rob C. de Loe: Water Governance in Canada: Challenges and OpportunitiesCharlie Worte: Guest Statement: Evolving Water Governance: Meeting Tomorrow's Challenges15. Emily Eaton: Managing Energy Resources for Environmental and Social SustainabilityJim Harding: Guest Statement: The Renewable Energy Advantage16. Patricia Fitzpatrick and Mary Louise McAllister: Canadian Mineral Resource Development: A Sustainable and Resilient Enterprise?Jason Prno: Guest Statement: The "Social License to Operate": A Key to Sustainable Mineral Development17. Meg Holden and Virginia Maclaren: Urban Environmental Management and Resilience in CanadaMike Harcourt: Guest Statement: Urban Environmental Sustainability18. Derek Armitage: Resource and Environmental Management in Northern CanadaDavid Livingstone: Guest Statement: Responsible and Environmentally Sound Economic Development in the Northwest Territories (NWT): If Norway Can Do It, Why Can't We?GlossaryIndex

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"I appreciate that this text is an edited volume that draws on multiple perspectives. I also appreciate the Canadian focus and the accompanying teaching aids." --Cam Owens, University of Victoria