Two opposing discourses of the integral management of rivers: the anthropocentric river versus the ecocentric river

Montserrat Ventura Pujolar, Anna Ribas Palom, David Saurí Pujol

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Abstract

Nowadays, most of our rivers are planned according to the feasible discourse of river integrated management. Despite this aim, river management is still problematic, especially in the relation between the «river natural uses» and the «river social uses». On this issue, the article attempts to show the social, scientific and management bases which turn «the river» into an incomplete concept. This is caused by the existence of two theoretic and pragmatic discourses, essentially different: the anthropocentric discourse and the ecocentric discourse.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-142
JournalEstudios Geograficos
Issue number246
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002

Keywords

  • Anthropocantrism
  • Ecocentrism
  • River integrated management

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