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The Rivers of Montenegro: From Conflicts to Science-Based Management

  • Vladimir PešićEmail author
  • Momir Paunović
  • Andrey G. Kostianoy
  • Vesna Vukašinović-Pešić
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Abstract

This concluding chapter briefly describes the main conclusions presented in the book The Rivers of Montenegro which has 12 chapters aimed at providing an extensive overview of the various hydrological and environmental aspects of the rivers and their basins in Montenegro. The book emphasizes the current gaps, recent advances, and future prospects of our knowledge of aquatic ecosystems in Montenegro which in the last decade has become the focus of ecological, social, and economic changes. This has led to an increase in potential conflicts over the management of water resources. Conflict between biodiversity conservation on the one hand and general human activity on the other is most commonly recognized in the public. However, recent emerging lessons from the development of small hydropower plants in Montenegro revealed that conflicts are much more complex and can severely affect both socioeconomic and ecological parameters.

This book gives an ecologist’s perspective on these conflicts through a consensus approach that could expedite water resource protection taking into account the interests of all involved parties including the aims of governments and local communities, as well as environmental and flood control concerns.

Keywords

Environmental conflicts Montenegro River basin Rivers Water management Water resources 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We are indebted to all the authors of chapters for their enthusiasm, commitment, and insights that have resulted in this book. Moreover, we thank the many peoples who helped us with discussion and ideas for this book. Thanks to Saša Popović (Podgorica), Ljubiša Perović (System-mne d.o.o, Podgorica), Boris Sket (Ljubljana), and Drago Marić (Podgorica) for their permission to use their photos for this chapter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir Pešić
    • 1
    Email author
  • Momir Paunović
    • 2
  • Andrey G. Kostianoy
    • 3
    • 4
  • Vesna Vukašinović-Pešić
    • 5
  1. 1.Faculty of SciencesUniversity of MontenegroPodgoricaMontenegro
  2. 2.Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković” - National Institute of Republic of SerbiaUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia
  3. 3.P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  4. 4.S.Yu. Witte Moscow UniversityMoscowRussia
  5. 5.Faculty of Metallurgy and TechnologyUniversity of MontenegroPodgoricaMontenegro

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