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By Takayuki Shimaoka, Takahiro Kuba, Hirofumi Nakayama, Toshiyuki Fujita, Nobuhiro Horii

This e-book covers assorted environmental matters comparable to weather swap; biodiversity upkeep; prevention of air, water, and soil toxins; and source recycling. Readers can gather those 4 useful interdisciplinary talents: 1. wisdom; 2. know-how; three. evaluate; and four. procedure within the varied concerns concerning the surroundings. those talents are basic to picking out the middle essence of financial and ecological interdependence, to examine and research difficulties from an overarching viewpoint, and to think about countermeasures to be taken. every one bankruptcy of this ebook corresponds to a lecture within the East Asia Environmental Strategist education software at Kyushu collage and is superb analyzing as a sourcebook.

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While the richest quintile has 92 % coverage, the poorest quintile has only 4 % coverage. For better sanitation and recycling resources, a toilet system with separate collection of urine and feces and a bio-toilet system for composting of raw sewage have both been commercialized. , detergents, pesticides, fertilizers), industrial waste, and oil. Lakes and coastal zones in Asia are often heavily polluted with a cocktail of harmful substances (dioxins, heavy metals, chemicals, fertilizers, industrial waste).

These, of course, are completely different from the climates found in Europe and North America. Accordingly, Asians need to develop our own methods to cope with Asian climate, particularly with typhoons (cyclones) and periods of heavy rainfall. In conclusion, the notion of Integrated River Basin Management is explained to promote the wiser use of water. 1 Introduction Clean, freshwater is essential for human survival and activities and the maintenance of ecosystems on land. Fresh water, however, makes up less than 3 % of all the water on the globe.

Most of the countries in the world, apart from those in Asia, have ever experienced precipitation levels of 2000 mm per year, nor a true monsoon climate. In worldwide congresses and conferences, the intrinsic problems of water in Asia are sometimes not reflected in the main themes. Countries in Asia have social problems regarding population and economics that are different from those on the European and American continents. Countries in the monsoon and tropical zones where the climate is different from European and American countries have gotten news out reporting their water issues and problems, especially flooding.

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