Managing Geo-Based Challenges

World-Wide Case Studies and Sustainable Local Solutions

  • Serwan M. J. Baban

Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Also part of the Environmental Science book sub series (ENVSCIENCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Serwan M. J. Baban
    Pages 1-37
  3. Serwan M. J. Baban
    Pages 39-71
  4. Serwan M. J. Baban
    Pages 73-105
  5. Serwan M. J. Baban
    Pages 143-166
  6. Serwan M J Baban
    Pages 167-197
  7. Serwan M. J. Baban
    Pages 199-226
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 227-228

About this book


This book  provides sound conceptual understanding of the current approach to management and decision making regarding geo-based challenges in developing countries that tend to suffer from information poverty and subjectivity, and are reactive. The book also provides the necessary technical tools to energize research thinking and develop locally driven practical and sustainable solutions, ultimately moving management and decision making from being reactive to being proactive. This book fills a void as there are no published books to show the way forward or to present real case studies for this purpose.
Case studies that utilize new technologies and scientific thinking are presented for developing sustainable management options based either on producing local applied research or on utilising relevant international research. These case studies are based on the author's first-hand experiences in arid/semi-arid (Iraq, Tunisia, Morocco, and Jordan), temperate (UK), and tropical environments (Malaysia, the Caribbean region, Indonesia, and Australia).


Applied geoinformatics Biodiversity Disaster management Land use/cover mapping Sustainable development Water resources

Authors and affiliations

  • Serwan M. J. Baban
    • 1
  1. 1.Office of the MinisterMinistry of Agriculture and Water Resources, Federal Region of KurdistanHewlerIraq

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-07379-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-07380-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1863-5520
  • Series Online ISSN 1863-5539
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