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 It strikes me with great clarity that if you look at the problems in isolation they each seem intractable; but when you grasp that there could be one single solution, then suddenly there is a glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel.

The state of New Zealand’s freshwater has become a pressing public issue in recent years. From across the political spectrum, concern is growing about the pollution of New Zealand’s rivers and streams. We all know they need fixing. But how do we do it?

In Mountains to Sea, leading ecologist Mike Joy teams up with thinkers from all walks of life to consider how we can solve New Zealand’s freshwater crisis. The book covers a wide range of topics, including food production, public health, economics and Māori narratives of water. Mountains to Sea offers new perspectives on this urgent problem.

Contributors
Mike Joy; Tina Ngata; Nick Kim; Vanessa Hammond; Alison Dewes; Paul Tapsell, Peter Fraser; Kyleisha Foote; Catherine Knight; Steve Carden; Phil McKenzie; Chris Perley.

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About the author

Mike Joy is a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, researching the interface between science and policy.

Mike is an outspoken advocate for environmental protection in New Zealand and has received a number of awards including an Ecology in Action award from the NZ Ecological Society and an Old Blue award from Forest and Bird. In 2013 he received the Charles Fleming Award for Environmental Achievement from the Royal Society of New Zealand, in 2015 the inaugural Morgan Foundation River Voice Award, and in 2017 the inaugural NZ Universities Critic and Conscience award.

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Publisher
Bridget Williams Books
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Published on
Nov 9, 2018
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Pages
200
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ISBN
9781988545400
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Language
English
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Genres
Nature / Ecosystems & Habitats / Rivers
Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection
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This book enhances knowledge on Impounded Water Bodies (IWB) systems of the interested parties. They include academicians, scholars, scientist, researchers, engineers, undergraduate and postgraduate students. Specifically this book is valuable for everyone involved in water, hydrology, environment, civil engineering and other related disciplines. This book emphasized modelling and simulation of IWB particularly; Reservoir and Detention Pond, in relation to the two major hydrological problems; Flood and Water Pollution. The knowledge presented is useful for hydrological systems real phenomenon replication and prediction. This book also provides IWB general overview, in terms of the preliminary and state of the art analysis which may trigger the interest for further research and investigations. The IWB related factors were integrated to provide the quantitative framework, alternative approaches and valuable outcomes that lead to worthy policy establishment. This book covers topic related to nutrient (phosphorus) loadings estimation using the new version of Event-Based Stochastic Model in reservoir systems. The detention pond systems modelling using Analytical Probabilistic Models (APM) and the optimization of detention time using Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) are elaborated. It is hoped that the book provides useful knowledge in pursuit of the IWB sustainable development. Dr Supiah Shamsudin is an Associate Professor in Water Resources and Hydrology at the Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She obtained Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) from University of Miami, USA and Master of Science (Hydrology and Water resources) from University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA. She later obtained Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Civil Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2003. Her main specialization is Impounded Water Bodies Engineering and Management. Her research interest include intelligent detention pond design, watershed and reservoir management under uncertain environment, environmental hydrology, reservoir eutrophication, fuzzy and risk related approaches and multicriteria decision support for water resources systems. She had extensive involvements in international peer reviewed indexed journal publications and presented at many national and international conferences. Dr Salisu Danazumi is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering, Bayero University Kano - Nigeria. He holds a Bachelors degree (Civil Engineering) and Masters degree (Water Resources and Environmental Engineering) from Bayero University Kano - Nigeria in 1998 and 2006 respectively. He obtained a PhD degree in Hydrology from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2012. His research interest include: multi-objective optimization of water resource systems using particle swarm optimization, risk and uncertainty analysis and surface water quality modelling. He has authored and co-authored many papers in international peer reviewed journals and conferences.
Armchair travelers get comfortable. This is not a tourist guide book! Join the crew of a luxury schooner for a two week cruise to Tahiti. See how life really was on both the High Islands and the exotic Atolls. Is it really the closest thing to Paradise on Earth? Maybe! Come along to unknown Samoa visiting villagers who live in thatch huts, and welcome us with an invitation to "chow." You can toss away your urban lives and "go native." Next we Island-hop in Fiji visiting the wondrous reefs and lagoons while there is till time to enjoy them. Be there with the villagers for a "Silent Kava Ceremony." Hang on for your life, as we sail through an unexpected hurricane to visit New Zealand with its majestic scenery and the interesting Maori culture. It's England without a thousand years of Kings and Queens.
Reviews of "More Curious than Cautious -A Survivor's Adventure Through Paradise"
"Best damn book on Polynesia I've ever read. Period. You can feel the sand between your toes and feel the warmth of the native people's smiles."
- Tim Franey, BSEE, BSIE, MBA, CIRM (CPCC March 2007), ACC. World Traveler and Silicon Valley Executive.
"Smiling, beguiling author and watercolorist Peter Fraser takes us with him on a barefoot trip to teach in post-WW II Polynesia. Native hospitality and his ready wit made him welcome in all nations alike. Keeps you hoping it will never end."
- Richard (Rick) Tullis, MD, Scripps Hospital La Jolla.
Peter Fraser was born in 1925, on Long Island, New York. He earned a B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology at Cornell University, and an M.S. in Education at Hofstra College, New York. He studied French, Spanish, Portuguese German, and Italian. He added courses including History of Fine Arts and Architecture. He taught middle school level in both public and private schools in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Arizona, New York, and Western Samoa. Peter's favorite subject to teach was Ancient History where the class enjoyed learning about what they could still see in "tourist Europe." He has visited over 125 countries, and hitch hiked in many of them. He has sailed across much of the Pacific Ocean, both as a crew member, and as a passenger. He has written articles for international travel magazines. He moved to San Diego in 2004.
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