The Dnipro River is Europes second largest and flows through the heartland of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. For many centuries it has played a vital role in the historical, cultural, religious and economic development of this region. 'Preserving the Dnipro' describes the importance of the Dnipro and highlights the steps taken by Ukrainian and Canadian scientists to overcome the rivers environmental misfortunes and preserve its unique biodiversity, and presents an approach for the sustainable management that blends both the spiritual and natural concerns. It digs into the true meaning of sustainable research that meshes the harmonious coexistence of nature and society. The book presents a succinct yet powerful and comprehensive message that caring for our planet and achieving the objectives of sustainable development cannot be accomplished without a renaissance of 'spirituality' and a dedication to living in true harmony with nature.