Ecowisdom and Water in Human Settlements

Ecological Wisdom Vol/Iss. . Springer Singapore Published In Pages: 111-123
By Lieberknecht, Katherine


Analyzing 632 vernacular water supply records from eHRAF World Cultures, the author identified twelve different ecological wisdom (EW) strategies that she believes have the potential to conserve socio-ecological water systems, repair the negative effects of climate change, and hopefully lead to long-term resilience. In this chapter she focuses on two of these strategies in particular; matching sources and uses, and using soil and vegetation to preserve water quality. The chapter posits that these two strategies may prove to be especially useful solutions for an array of highly impacted regions.


No statistical hypotheses were tested in this paper.


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