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By Sven Erik Jorgensen, Brian Fath, Simone Bastianoni, Joao C. Marques, Felix Muller, S. Nors Nielsen, Bernard D. Patten, Enzo Tiezzi, Robert E. Ulanowicz

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A brand new Ecology offers an atmosphere concept in line with the next environment houses: actual openness, ontic openness, directionality, connectivity, a posh dynamic for progress and improvement, and a fancy dynamic reaction to disturbances. every one of those homes is constructed intimately to teach that those uncomplicated and attribute homes could be utilized to give an explanation for a large spectrum of ecological obsevations and convections. it's also proven that the homes have program for environmental administration and for review of atmosphere wellbeing and fitness. * Demonstrates an atmosphere conception that may be utilized to provide an explanation for ecological observations and ideas* provides an atmosphere concept dependent upon a platforms process* Discusses an atmosphere concept that's according to a couple of easy homes which are attribute for ecosystmes

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5, it can be seen that Bangladesh has experienced a particularly rapid rate of urbanisation but most Asian countries have experienced high rates. This has created a need for a significant expansion of economic infrastructure and has added to environmental problems. 7 Urban population as % of total Source: Based on WRI et al. 2). 6) except Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka's proportionate sanitation coverage has declined. In Indonesia, in the period 1980-90 no rise occurred in the proportion of its urban population with access to safe water, while in the Philippines the proportion of its urban population having access to sanitation declined.

Leaching of salts from soils as a result of irrigation is a further problem. This can cause salt to seep into underground water supplies and add to salt loads in surface waters. Thus at the same time as irrigation reduces stream flows, it tends to increase salt loads in streams. This places limits on the extent to which irrigation can be expanded and still add to agricultural production and employment. Appropriate water management in Bangladesh is a most serious problem because to a large extent water is the 'life-blood' of Bangladesh.

One is likely to have doubts about this substitution especially if the degree of substitution involved is large. It is interesting to see how Asian countries compare in terms of HOI even though one must be cautious about its welfare implications (see for example. McGillvray 1991). 309 Source: Based on UNDP (1994, Table I). 9. It can be seen that except for Sri Lanka, HOI values for major South Asian countries are well below those of the selected East Asian countries listed. Nevertheless, HOI has, apart from the above reservation, further limitations as an indicator of development and of human welfare.

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