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.
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.
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Print version: Sonak, Sangeeta M. Khazan Ecosystems of Goa : Building on Indigenous Solutions to Cope with Global Environmental Change Dordrecht : Springer, c2013 9789400772014