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Sustainable Living with Environmental Risks

  • Compiles practical technologies for coping with environmental risks in Asia and Africa

  • Provides solutions to maintain harmony between economic development and environmental preservation

  • Explains the role of international higher education for nurturing environmental-conscious leaders

  • Includes supplementary material:

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Table of contents (22 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Managing Environmental Risks and Promoting Sustainability, Scientific Advancement, and Leadership Development

    • Masanori Kobayashi, Shinji Yoshiura, Takako Sato, Nobuhiro Kaneko
    Pages 1-15Open Access
  3. Ecosystems, Food Security, and Disaster

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 97-97
    2. Necessity of Adaptive Risk Management for Fisheries and Wildlife

      • Hiroyuki Matsuda
      Pages 99-109Open Access
    3. Emerging Socio-Economic and Environmental Issues Affecting Food Security: A Case Study of Silang-Santa Rosa Subwatershed

      • Roberto F. Rañola Jr., Fe M. Rañola, Maria Francesca O. Tan, Ma. Cynthia S. Casin
      Pages 123-135Open Access
    4. Strengthening the Capacity of Flood-Affected Rural Communities in Padang Terap, State of Kedah, Malaysia

      • Fera Fizani Ahmad Fizri, Asyirah Abdul Rahim, Suzyrman Sibly, Kanayathu C. Koshy, Norizan Md Nor
      Pages 137-145Open Access
    5. Mitigating Coastal Erosion in Fort Dauphin, Madagascar

      • Jean-Jacques Rahobisoa, Voahangy Rambolamanana Ratrimo, Alfred Ranaivoarisoa
      Pages 147-164Open Access
  4. Degradation of Environment and Mitigation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 165-165
    2. Managing Construction Development Risks to the Environment

      • Nik Norulaini Nik Ab Rahman, Norizan Esa
      Pages 193-202Open Access

About this book

We are not free from environmental risks that accompany the development of human societies. Modern economic development has accelerated environmental pollution, caused loss of natural habitats, and modified landscapes. These environmental changes have impacted natural systems: water and heat circulation, nutrient cycling, and biodiversity. These changes in natural systems degrade ecosystem services and subsequently increase environmental risks for humans. Environmental risks, therefore, are not only human health risks by pollution, climatic anomalies and natural disasters, but also degradation of ecosystem services on which most people are relying for their lives. We cannot entirely eliminate the risks, because it is not possible to attain zero impact on the environment, but we need to find a mechanism that minimizes environmental risks for human sustainably. This is the idea of the interdisciplinary framework of “environmental risk management” theory, which advocates harmony between economic development and environmental conservation. Based on this theory, the Sustainable Living with Environmental Risk (SLER) programme, adopted by the Japanese Ministry of Education (MEXT) as one of its strategic programmes, has been training graduate students at the Yokohama National University, Japan, from 2009 to 2013 to become future environmental leaders who will take the initiative in reducing the level of environmental risks and in protecting natural resources in the developing nations of Asia and Africa. This book provides students and teachers of this new academic field with a comprehensive coverage of case studies of environmental risks and their practical management technologies not only in Japan but also in developing nations in Asia and Africa.


  • Biodiversity and Environment
  • Environmental Risk Management
  • Interdisciplinary Science
  • Leadership Education
  • Sustainable Living with Environmental Risks (SLER)
  • Sustainable Society

Editors and Affiliations

  • Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan

    Nobuhiro Kaneko, Shinji Yoshiura, Masanori Kobayashi

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Sustainable Living with Environmental Risks

  • Editors: Nobuhiro Kaneko, Shinji Yoshiura, Masanori Kobayashi

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Tokyo

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2014

  • License: CC BY-NC

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-4-431-54803-4Published: 27 March 2014

  • eBook ISBN: 978-4-431-54804-1Published: 11 March 2014

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 286

  • Number of Illustrations: 19 b/w illustrations, 70 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Earth System Sciences, Environmental Management, Sustainability

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)