Mountains to Sea: Solving New Zealand’s Freshwater Crisis (BWB Text)

Joy, Mike (ed)


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‘It strikes me with great clarity that if you look at the problems in isolation they each seem intractable; but when you grasp that there could be one single solution, then suddenly there is a glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel.’ The state of New Zealand’s freshwater has become a pressing public issue in recent years. From across the political spectrum, concern is growing about the pollution of New Zealand’s rivers and streams. We all know they need fixing. But how do we do it? In Mountains to Sea, leading ecologist Mike Joy teams up with thinkers from all walks of life to consider how we can solve New Zealand’s freshwater crisis. The book covers a wide range of topics, including food production, public health, economics and Maori narratives of water. Mountains to Sea offers new perspectives on this urgent problem.

Contents: 1 Introduction; Mike Joy 7 2 Wai Maori; Tina Ngata 18 3 Broad-Scale Contaminants on Agricultural Land; Nick D. Kim 30 4 New Zealand Freshwater Management – A Public Health Perspective; Vanessa Hammond 54 5 One World, One Health, One Humanity – Whenua, Rongoa, Tangata; Paul Tapsell and Alison Dewes 65 6 The Economics of Water Storage – Is It Really a `No Brainer’?; Peter Fraser 91 7 The Hidden Costs of Food Production; Kyleisha Foote 103 8 Are Politics Getting in the Way of Good Freshwater Governance?; Catherine Knight 115 9 Pamu – A New Future of Food; Steven Carden and Phil McKenzie 131 10 Reimagining Landscapes as Socio- and Agro-Ecosystems; Chris Perley 142 Afterword; Mike Joy 158

Format: Paperback
Imprint: Bridget Williams NZ
Publication date: 09/11/2018
Series: BWB Texts