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Waterside Environmental Management Incorporating Sustainability and Survivability

  • Kiyoko HagiharaEmail author
  • Yoshimi Hagihara
  • Masanori Kawano
Part of the New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives book series (NFRSASIPER, volume 4)

Abstract

This chapter aims to demonstrate an adaptive waterside environmental management process that incorporates sustainability, survivability and participation. The concept of sustainability has give rise to questions about what it is supposed to mean: the sustainability of what, for whom, for how long, and why? For instance, there is a case where the sustainability in the same city and same region as a whole is achieved, but on the other hand, some people in a part of city and region may be in danger of not only risking their sustainability but also their very lives due to floods and ecological destruction at the waterside. In this chapter, we focus on differences among residents both in same area and in different areas and consider waterside management in urban area taking into account sustainability, survivability and participation along the adaptive waterside environmental management process. First, cost-benefit analysis is reviewed critically from the viewpoint of sustainability and survivability. It is suggested that the adaptive waterside environmental management process which uses a systems analysis methodology is a promising method to aid management decisions. The methodology is applied in three areas along Kamo River in Kyoto city, two of which are located in the upper river area and one in the downstream area. Based on a social survey of residents, environmental characteristics of each area are determined. The environmental valuation function for each area is then defined, and possible priorities for waterside environmental management are presented. Waterside environmental management incorporating sustainability and survivability is thus demonstrated.

Keywords

Waterside environmental management Adaptive waterside planning methodology Sustainability Survivability Participation 

Notes

Acknowledgement

We are grateful to Dr. Wendy Jarvie for helpful comments and suggestions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kiyoko Hagihara
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yoshimi Hagihara
    • 2
  • Masanori Kawano
    • 3
  1. 1.School of SociologyBukkyo UniversityKitaJapan
  2. 2.Kyoto UniversityNakagyouJapan
  3. 3.Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and TourismTokyoJapan

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