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The Hudson River Basin

Environmental Problems and Institutional Response

  • 1st Edition - January 1, 1979
  • Editors: Ralph W. Richardson, Gilbert Tauber
  • Language: English
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 2 - 6 7 2 2 - 7

The Hudson River Basin: Environmental Problems and Institutional Response, Volume 1 covers a wide array of serious and complex environmental problems, reflecting the poor state of… Read more

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The Hudson River Basin: Environmental Problems and Institutional Response, Volume 1 covers a wide array of serious and complex environmental problems, reflecting the poor state of the environment itself. Most of the environmental problems in the Hudson Basin today are the result, direct or indirect, of the tremendous population and economic growth in the 25 years following World War II. This book is composed of six chapters that consider the results of the Hudson Basin Project's task groups, which presents numerous case studies of environmental controversies or "problem situations" in the Hudson Basin. The Project's innovative approach begins with the delineation of its study area, which comprises the New York metropolitan region plus that portion of its hinterland within the Hudson River watershed. Within this area, the Project examines the very broad range of issues resulting from long-term interaction between human settlement and its surrounding natural resource base. This work also describes another distinctive feature of the Project, the division of the ?environment? into the so-called ten ?policy sectors?. An interdisciplinary task group asks to view the basin?s environment from the standpoint of a given policy sector and to examine the interactions between its sector and each of the other nine. The final chapters deal with the energy availability, land use, and natural resource management of the Hudson River Basin. This book will prove useful to environmentalists and researchers.