Government-community-private partnership for maintaining ecological health

Alam, M. Khorshed and Marinova, Dora (2003) Government-community-private partnership for maintaining ecological health. In: 5th International Summer Academy of Technology Studies (IFZ 2003): Corporate Sustainability, 13-19 Jul 2003, Deutschlandsberg, Austria.

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Abstract

Many cities and towns throughout the world are established
and developed on the banks of rivers. People have long relied on rivers for trade, transportation, fishing and
recreation as well as for cleaning and waste removal and
decomposition. Historically, the Buriganga River has
helped create the conditions for urbanisation in Dhaka,
the capital of Bangladesh. As its physical nature is being
constantly changed by human intervention, it has become
a dying river both hydrologically and biologically. Being a
developing country, the Bangladesh government and the
city authorities are finding it difficult to provide the funds for cleaning up the river and prevent further pollution. Based on an extended contingency valuation approach, the paper argues that there are resources available within the community which can be mobilised to deal with this paramount problem. It also proposes government-community-private sector partnerships for restoring the ecological health of the river as well as eliminating or abating the potential sources of pollution. Part of this model is a decentralised system for waste collection, processing and management.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Awaiting author paper.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Economics and Resource Management
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2013 04:49
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 04:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bangladesh; river health; human influences; pollution; sustainability
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050199 Ecological Applications not elsewhere classified
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050207 Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation)
06 Biological Sciences > 0602 Ecology > 060204 Freshwater Ecology
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960605 Institutional Arrangements for Environmental Protection
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6211

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