14. Wetlands Governance and Public Policy

  1. James Sandusky Aber1,
  2. Firooza Pavri2 and
  3. Susan Ward Aber3

Published Online: 27 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118349540.ch14

Wetland environments: A Global Perspective

Wetland environments: A Global Perspective

How to Cite

Aber, J. S., Pavri, F. and Aber, S. W. (2012) Wetlands Governance and Public Policy, in Wetland environments: A Global Perspective, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118349540.ch14

Author Information

  1. 1

    Emporia State University, Kansas, USA

  2. 2

    University of Southern Maine, USA

  3. 3

    San José State University, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 19 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198417

Online ISBN: 9781118349540



  • wetlands, governance and public policy;
  • wetland governance, legislative framework by national/international institutions;
  • wetland ecosystem governance/management, and multifaceted nature;
  • science of wetland ecology, bolstering conservation legislation;
  • National Ramsar Committees, for national level Treaty implementation;
  • criteria for identifying Ramsar wetlands of international importance, two categories;
  • wetland policy in the developed world, wetland conservation lacking uniformity;
  • Canada's foray into wetland policy making, from the developed world;
  • German legislation and wetland protection, pollution controls and federal forestry;
  • Australia's Murray–Darling Basin, and river/water source over-allocation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Wetlands governance and policy

  • International wetland policy

  • Wetland policy in the developed world

  • National wetland policy in the developing world

  • Shared wetlands

  • Summary