近日，山东大学公共治理研究院谢蕾研究员作为第一作者及通讯作者在环境科学及水资源方向的SCI的双一区刊物《Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews- Water》发表文章《Is the ecosystem approach effective in transboundary water systems: Central Asia as a case study?》（点击文章题目查看原文内容）。
In the context of international environmental law and International Water Law (IWL), the Ecosystem Approach (EA) has become a source of heated debate. In recent years, there has been growing recognition of the negative impacts that human activities have on freshwater ecosystems. Accordingly, the protection of such ecosystems has been identified as integral to ensuring the good governance of water resources. This article reviews key areas of research around the conceptualization and application of EA. First, we adopt a holistic approach to the concept of EA when applied to existing environmental challenges, before exploring the issues that arise when applying EA to water-based ecosystems. Next, we assess the effectiveness of implementing EA in the management of environmental issues linked to transboundary water contexts. Our findings indicate that International Environmental Law, which applies a sector-specific approach, poses challenges for the instrumental implementation of EA because the latter requires a holistic approach to resource management. Furthermore, in transboundary water contexts the competing needs of river-basin countries are also identified as key factors complicating the implementation of EA. The article concludes with recommendations for policy makers and scholars.
This article is categorized under:
Water and Life > Conservation, Management, and Awareness
Engineering Water > Planning Water
Human Water (WBAA) > Water Governance
Central Asia, China, ecosystem, India, Mekong
谢蕾，山东大学公共治理研究院研究员，主要研究方向为全球环境治理、环境激进运动及河流流域治理。曾出任英国埃克塞特大学政治学与国际关系助理教授现任英国兰卡斯特大学中国研究中心客座研究员。担任英文刊物Forest and Society编委会委员；在《Eurasian Geography and Economics》《Journal of Contemporary China》《China Information》《International Environmental Agreement, Politics, Law and Economics》《New Political Economy》等发表SSCI/SCI 期刊论文数篇。