Описание: Written by leading experts in this field, the aim of this book is to provide an overview of the main methods and techniques adopted in the field of environmental geocomputation in order to produce a more sustainable development.
Описание: Comprising selected material from a 2010 conference held in the delta itself, the papers assembled in this volume include much technical information and offer a full range of perspectives on the environmental and sustainability issues in this sensitive region.
Understand sustainable development from economic, ecological, and social perspectives
As world population continues to increase, the need grows for a safe, sustainable supply of food. Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability: Considerations for the Future provides the latest research results and vital information on the process of producing an enduring food supply that is healthy for consumers and does not harm the environment. Internationally respected experts provide diverse perspectives on the issues and problems in striving for a safe, continuous food supply that is stable for future generations. Researchers and practitioners will gain insight into the current and oncoming challenges in providing food for the hungry around the world. The neglect of environmental factors would inevitably lead to the collapse of both industry and agriculture. Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability: Considerations for the Future focuses on the economic, ecological, and sociological issues that intertwine with efforts for effective agricultural sustainability in the coming years. This crucial look to the future provides a clear view of what needs to be done in long-term land use to ensure sustainability of resources, economic viability, and environmental preservation. This important resource is well-referenced and has several figures, tables, and graphs to clearly illustrate ideas. Topics in Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability: Considerations for the Future include:
sustainability of agriculture issues, such as economic returns, environmental preservation, and enhancing quality of life
opportunities for alleviating poverty and stopping land degradation through agroforestry
management principles to improve and restore soil
whole-system modeling approach to work for sustainable agricultural systems
global wheat mega-environments and sustainability
enhancing the productivity and sustainability of the rice-wheat cropping system
overcoming the use of the outmoded plow
holistic model systems to help farm families become more food secure
the economic impact of bacterial wilt and drought stresses in banana production
the sale of environmentally friendly products in developed countries
Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability: Considerations for the Future is an essential resource for crop breeders, geneticists, agronomists and horticulturists, educators, and students and belongs in every agricultural university library.
Описание: Alongside other factors, cultural values and identities help to explain different regulatory frameworks for genetically modified organisms. This book uses insights from environmental history and sociology to illuminate the cultural politics of regulation in the US and the EU, with particular attention to public opinion and anti-GMO activism.
Описание: The textbook provides a comprehensive student guide to the field of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management and the links it has with environmental sustainability. Although there are a number of supply chain management textbooks available, those which cover sustainability at all do so with "bolt-on" chapters; this text is unique in that it fully integrates the key sustainability issues, making it stand out from the crowd.
Описание: Examines sustainability in European environmental policy and explores the related challenges of governance and knowledge. This work provides an assessment of the EU sustainability strategy and focuses on three key directives: Air Quality Management, Strategic Environmental Assessment, and the Emissions Trade System.
Описание: Based on the NATO Advanced Research Workshop held at Imperial College London in January 2009, this volume features topics related to the transport of hazardous materials. Topics include risk assessment, security, social and environmental exposure, and the implications of climate change.
Описание: The state of the art of the impact assessment of recycled hazardous waste materials on surface and ground waters is presented. The topics include chemodynamics, toxicology, modeling and information systems.Due to the wealth of information on this topic, the texts of T. Kassim (ed.): Environmental Impact Assessment of Recycled Wastes on Surface and Ground Waters are published in three separate volumes: vol. 1: Concepts, Methodology and Chemical Analysis; vol. 2: Risk Analysis and vol. 3: Engineering Modeling and Sustainability. The book serves as a practical conceptual guide for those who have professional responsibility for the monitoring, design, management, or conduct of environmental impact assessment. It is believed that the book will prove useful to the reader who, regardless of disciplinary background, wants to examine in greater detail the kinds of interdisciplinary contributions to contemporary decision-making processes that characterize modern impact assessment project development.Each volume contains the contents of all volumes.
Описание: Any economics that does not deal forthrightly with economic inequality is no longer suitable for the twenty-first century. Similarly, any economics which does not provide a coherent way to integrate environmental sustainability into economic analysis will fail to command allegiance in the century ahead. This book demonstrates how the Sraffian framework provides important advantages in both areas. Divided into three chapters, Income Distribution and Environmental Sustainability provides a rigorous exposition of Sraffian theory emphasizing what it means for the economy to be productive, extends Sraffian theory to address environmental sustainability, and adds a normative theory of income distribution to Sraffa’s positive theory. In Chapter 1, a rigorous version of the basic Sraffa model is presented which focuses on what it means for the economy to be capable of producing a physical surplus, explains the origin of profits, and shows how to measure changes in overall labor productivity resulting from any technical change. In Chapter 2, the basic model is extended to incorporate primary inputs from the natural environment, rigorously measure changes in environmental throughput efficiency, and establish sufficient conditions for environmental sustainability. In Chapter 3, an explicit "normative" theory of economic justice is elaborated which is a natural extension of Sraffa’s "positive" theory of income determination and consistent with modern egalitarian literature on distributive justice. This book is of interest to academics and students who study political economy, economic theory, and philosophy, as well as those interested in the work of Piero Sraffa.
Описание: Assessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability answers the question “what are the available methodologies to assess the environmental sustainability of a product, system or process?” Multiple well-known authors share their expertise in order to give a broad perspective of this issue from a chemical and environmental engineering perspective. This mathematical, quantitative book includes many case studies to assist with the practical application of environmental and sustainability methods. Readers learn how to efficiently assess and use these methods. This book summarizes all relevant environmental methodologies to assess the sustainability of a product and tools, in order to develop more green products or processes. With life cycle assessment as its main methodology, this book speaks to engineers interested in environmental impact and sustainability.