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Khazan ecosystems of Goa [electronic resource] : building on Indigenous solutions to cope with global environmental change / Sangeeta M. Sonak.

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Author/Creator:
Sonak, Sangeeta M.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2014
Imprint:
Dordrecht : Springer, 2014.
Format:
  • Book
  • 1 online resource (xii, 137 p.) : col. ill.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
  • Indigenous traditional knowledge and Global Environmental Change
  • An introduction to Goa and Khazan ecosystems
  • Traditional ecological knowledge and environmental sustainability in Khazan
  • Management of khazan ecosystems: contested environments, competing interests and changing institutions
  • Erosion of indigenous resource base: causes and challenges
  • A framework for ecosystem performance, ecological vulnerability, ecosystem valuation and local livelihoods using Khazan example
  • Building on indigenous resource management systems: key to finding solutions.
Summary:
This book elaborates on the Khazan ecosystems of Goa, India. Khazans are human-managed ecosystems, which are reclaimed from coastal wetlands, salt marshes and mangrove areas, where tidal influence is regulated through a highly structured system of dykes, canals, furrows, and sluice gates using resources that are amply available locally. Khazan ecosystems are marvels of tribal engineering. They are a simple architectural design, which operate at a very low running cost using tidal, hydro, and solar energy. The design contributes to a highly complex but eco-friendly ecosystem integrating agriculture, aquaculture and salt panning.
Available in another form:
Print version: Sonak, Sangeeta M. Khazan Ecosystems of Goa : Building on Indigenous Solutions to Cope with Global Environmental Change Dordrecht : Springer, c2013 9789400772014
Series:
Advances in Asian human-environmental research.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9789400772021
9400772025

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