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Mississippi Delta Restoration

Pathways to a sustainable future

  • John W. Day
  • Jori A. Erdman


  • Broadens the understanding of 21st century global trends and their implications for the sustainability of the Mississippi delta

  • Equips the reader with a conceptual framework for understanding 21st century sustainability, as related to coastal areas

  • Offers a provocative new approach to understanding the major changes that will be necessary to achieve coastal sustainability


Part of the Estuaries of the World book series (EOTW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Robert R. Lane, G. Paul Kemp, John W. Day
    Pages 11-27
  3. Charles E. Sasser, Guerry O. Holm, Elaine Evers-Hebert, Gary P. Shaffer
    Pages 39-60
  4. Jeffrey S. Rutherford, Adrian R. H. Wiegman, John W. Day, Robert R. Lane
    Pages 77-92
  5. Adrian R. H. Wiegman, Jeffrey S. Rutherford, John W. Day
    Pages 93-111
  6. John W. Day, Robert R. Lane, Christopher F. D’Elia, Adrian R. H. Wiegman, Jeffrey S. Rutherford, Gary P. Shaffer et al.
    Pages 113-133
  7. Jori A. Erdman, Elizabeth A. Williams, Christopher W. James, Giovanni P. Coakley
    Pages 143-170
  8. Jori A. Erdman, Christopher W. James, Giovanni P. Coakley, Elizabeth A. Williams
    Pages 171-200
  9. John W. Day
    Pages 249-257
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 259-260

About this book


This book is a new and provocative treatment dealing with and defining sustainable pathways for the restoration of the Mississippi Delta. Based on a consideration of natural functioning of the Mississippi delta, factors that led to its severe deterioration, and major global trajectories of the 21st century, the authors investigate possible future pathways for sustainable management of
the delta. They consider current conditions as well as future trajectories of climate and energy and resource scarcity. The book concludes that without profound changes of how humans live in and manage the delta, sustainability of the delta will be profoundly compromised.


Restoration Wetlands Coastal protection Mississippi Delta Sustainability Coastal Sociology Coastal Zone Protection Climate Change

Editors and affiliations

  • John W. Day
    • 1
  • Jori A. Erdman
    • 2
  1. 1.Oceanography and Coastal SciencesLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA
  2. 2.School of ArchitectureLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

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