As global climate change threatens to change radically both the political and physical climate with regard to water issues, so a reassessment of some of the fundamental principles of international water law is emerging. One of the most important principles being reassessed is the sovereign equality of states. This volume brings together more than thirty leading international water and legal specialists to explore the development and changing relationship between water, state sovereignty and international law.Offering fresh insights into one of the most pressing issues in global water policy, Sovereignty and International Water Law will form an essential reference for water professionals, legal specialists and policy makers alike.
As in the terrestrial environment, most data collection from freshwater habitats to date falls into the survey, surveillance or research categories. The critical difference between these exercises and a monitoring project is that a monitoring project will clearly identify when we need to make a management response. A Model for Conservation Management and Monitoring Monitoring (as defined by Hellawell) is essentially a tool of practical conservation management, and Fig. 1.1 shows a simple, but effective, model for nature conser- tion management and monitoring. The need for clear decision-making is implicit in this model. First we must decide what would represent a favourable state for the key habitat or species, and then we must decide when to intervene if the state is (or becomes) unfavourable. A third, often overlooked, but equally important, decision concerns when we would consider the habitat or species to have recovered; this is unlikely to be the same point that we became concerned about it. This decision not only has resource imp- cations, it can also have major implications for other habitats and species (prey species are an obvious example). All of these decisions are essential to the devel- ment of an efficient and effective monitoring project.
Freshwater is a hilarious book of poetry. Each poem is set in the imaginary town of Freshwater in nineteenth century America. The characters are fuelled with energy and humour and once you have finished the book you will want to go back for more.
In this Tony Hawk: Live2Skate book, Jack Turner and his buddy Levi scout the best obstacles in town to pull the sickest of tricks. They upload their videos to the Internet only to find that their clips are being overshadowed by videos of the masked Sk8R 88.They aspire to half as good as this guy. Things get interesting when Sk8R 88 begins filming at familiar locations. He (or she) lives in their town! But it gets personal when Sk8R 88 films at the exact same locations and pulls off better tricks. Jack andLevi vow to uncover the identity of the mysterious Sk8R 88 and find out why he or she is out to get them."
This book illustrates the commonly used and novel approaches of audio watermarking for copyrights protection. The author examines the theoretical and practical step by step guide to the topic of data hiding in audio signal such as music, speech, broadcast. The book covers new techniques developed by the authors are fully explained and MATLAB programs, for audio watermarking and audio quality assessments and also discusses methods for objectively predicting the perceptual quality of the watermarked audio signals.
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