Water and health: on the notion of a healthy wetland

P. Horwitz, Colin Finlayson

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    A claim to 'healthy ecosystems' comes from the inclusion of the systems thinking required to make judgments on the desirability of an ecological character. It is also explicit about the health of components of the ecosystem (including humans), and whether organizations are adaptive and responsive to ecosystem changes. In short, an ecosystem can be 'unhealthy'; health is a powerful metaphor for the condition of an ecosystem, and ecosystem approaches to human health make critical contributions to public health.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)65-69
    Number of pages5
    JournalHuman Evolution
    Issue number1-3
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012


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