Category: Environmental Sustainability & Environmental Management: Freshwater, Oceans and Seas


Research on Evolution Mechanism and Development Strategy of Rural Human Settlement Environment Based on Characteristics of China-Suzhong Water Network

The “frame-drainage-dike” water system in the rural areas of China’s Suzhong is one of the achievements of the “Reclamation project” implemented by Zhang Jian in the early 20th century. On the one hand, the system has evolved into a unique geographical feature, which has important historical value. On the other hand, changes in lifestyles have


Re-fragmentation of the Coral Echinopora Lamellosa (Esper 1795) for Mariculture

Repeated fragmentation of corals can increase the source material to re-stock a coral nursery and reduce dependence on wild stocks. However, the efficacy of this approach to generate coral cover remains limited. Live tissue growth and dead area of Echinopora lamellosa fragments and re-fragments were measured at an in situ nursery over one year. Overall,


Exploring the “Self-flowing” Rural Living Water Model in Suzhong Water Network Area of China

The relationship between the “canal-frame-row-squat” water network system built by Zhang Jian in the Suzhong area of China 100 years ago is inseparable. However, the modern lifestyle and the construction of transportation facilities have caused structural damage, resulting in a sustained negative impact on the ecological environment. In recent years, governments have adopted measures such


The Role of Wetland Ecosystems as Critical Infrastructure for Climate Change Adaptation

Approximately $3.2 trillion USD will be spent globally on transportation, electricity and sanitation infrastructure in 2013, with an estimated $57 trillion USD investment needed by 2030 to accommodate growing populations. Natural areas are increasingly being recognised for their ability to act as infrastructure, while also providing a range of ecological, economical and social benefits. Wetlands