Oil spills, water shortages, earthquakes, and desertification are only some of the potential environmental threats to the Persian Gulf region’s security, but multilateral and regional efforts to address these problems could help build bridges between nations, writes Rear Admiral John F. Sigler, USN (Ret.).
Experts review new publications.
Rapid population growth by Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwestern Uganda has pushed people to settle near gorilla habitat - sometimes leading to conflict. The innovative community development program, Conservation Through Public Health, seeks to conserve these magnificent animals, and at the same time, improve the quality of life for Ugandans living near Bwindi.
This article attempts to consolidate information on low-cost sanitation options, and frame them within the context of community acceptability, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability.
Summaries include Banking the 'Demographic Dividend' with David E. Bloom; Linking Health, Environment, and Community Development, with Mechai Viravaidya; and Good Water Makes Good Neighbors, with Gidon Bromberg and Abdel-Rahman Sultan.
Includes feature articles, a debate about environment and security scholarship, and excerpts from official statements and documents.
Section 1 presents an overview of green NGO development in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Taiwan, and paints pictures of three diverse environmental movements. Also includes Foreword and Table of Contents.
Choking On Sand: Regional Cooperation to Mitigate Desertification in China By W. Chad Futrell Feature Box: Driving Into the Ocean of Sand - Circle of Blue By Jennifer L. Turner Tackling Cross-Border Air Quality in Southern China By Christine Loh Institutionalizing Public Participation in AIDS Governance in China By Fengshi Wu Feature Box: EHP: A Portal to Environmental Heath Information in China By Tanya Tillett