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Author Sonak, Sangeeta M.

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

Published Dordrecht : Springer, 2014.

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Physical description 1 online resource (xii, 137 p.) : col. ill.
Series Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research
Advances in Asian human-environmental research.
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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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.
Notes Description based upon print version of record.
Subject Ecology -- India -- Velha Goa.
Climatic changes -- Environmental aspects -- India -- Velha Goa.
Environmental policy -- Economic aspects.
Global warming.
Sustainable development.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / General
Electronic books.
ISBN 9789400772021 (electronic bk.)
9400772025 (electronic bk.)
9789400772014