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Sustainable Development: The Power of Water to Ease Poverty and Enhance Ecology

 
Govindasamy Agoramoorthy (Author)
Synopsis

This book introduces the reader to the challenges of water resource management and sustainable development in a global perspective with scientific case studies from the water scarce drylands and tribal areas of western India. The included chapters with case studies are based on author’s field research and describe and examine rural development work involving water resources management, renewable energy, food security, poverty alleviation, and rural sanitation. Various innovative modes dis-cussed in the book could be replicated in developing countries around the world, particularly in Asia, Africa and South America. Govindasamy Agoramoorthy has taught, lectured and conducted research in various universities over the world. Currently, he is Professor of Environmental Sciences at Tajen University, Taiwan.

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About the author

Govindasamy Agoramoorthy

Govindasamy Agoramoorthy has taught, lectured, and conducted research in primatology, zoo biology, wildlife and environmental sciences at several universities and research institutions in India, USA, Belgium, Netherlands, Liberia, Venezuela, Argentina, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and other countries.  He became the first biologist to conduct surveys for forest primates and white-breasted guinea fowls in Liberia (West Africa) on behalf of the World Wide Fund for Nature.  He was Visiting Scientist at Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.) between 1989 and 1993.  He is currently Professor at Tajen University, Taiwan.  He serves in the advisory board of several international environmental groups and scientific journals.  He has been the Chairman of Ethics and Welfare (SEAZA) since 1998 and he continues to improve animal welfare standards.  He has published over 150 research papers in international journals.  Agoramaoorthy is a renowned biologist, professor and theorist in the fields of nature, society, and animal/human rights.

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Bibliographic information

Title Sustainable Development: The Power of Water to Ease Poverty and Enhance Ecology
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2009
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170356164
length xvi+283p., Illustrations; Maps; 23cm.