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Environmental management

See below for a selection of the latest books from Environmental management category. Presented with a red border are the Environmental management books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Environmental management books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Carbon Footprints Case Studies from the Building, Household, and Agricultural Sectors

Carbon Footprints Case Studies from the Building, Household, and Agricultural Sectors

Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2019

This book addresses carbon footprint calculation and mitigation in various industrial sectors. There are numerous sectors whose carbon footprints need to be calculated, and effective ways to mitigate the greenhouse-gas emissions from these sectors need to be found. This book highlights the carbon sequestration potential of the Western Ghats ecosystems, the carbon footprint of Spanish households and residential buildings, and agricultural products in Canada; it also includes a case study on urban carbon footprints.

Carbon Footprints Case Studies from the Energy and Transport Sectors

Carbon Footprints Case Studies from the Energy and Transport Sectors

Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2019

This book presents revealing case studies on carbon footprint calculation and mitigation in various industrial sectors. There are numerous sectors whose carbon footprints need to be calculated, and effective ways to mitigate the greenhouse-gas emissions from these sectors need to be found. Using representative case studies, this book highlights the carbon footprint of national power generation systems, crude glycerol production plants and the Brazilian highway network system, as well as the integration of renewable energy sources in expansion planning, so as to promote and implement power system decarbonization.

The Food, Water and Energy Nexus Conflicts, Ethics and Governance

The Food, Water and Energy Nexus Conflicts, Ethics and Governance

Author: Andreas Neef Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2019

Achieving global food security and providing universal access to water and energy without exceeding planetary boundaries and compromising ecosystem integrity is becoming ever more challenging. This book provides readers with a clear understanding of the trade-offs and conflicts emerging from the increasing interconnectedness of global and local food, water and energy supplies, and to introduce the major ethical debates surrounding the food, water and energy nexus. The book explores the various values and judgements that may inform societal choices and political decision-making with a view to balancing the competing demands through appropriate governance solutions. Topics coverered include animal and livestock farming, food waste and food aid, fisheries and aquaculture, religious and secular foundations in water governance and ethics, transboundary waters, biofuels and the consequences of extraction of energy resources. The author presents a comprehensive treatment of the ethical dilemmas which contribute to the governance of natural resources and proposes a holistic approach which makes the best of scientific and local knowledge to bring about equitable and sustainable use of food, water and energy. The book is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students from various disciplinary fields and will be of great value to those with little background in philosophy, ethics and political sciences. All chapters include illustrative case studies, recommendations for further reading and questions for reflection and discussion.

The Food, Water and Energy Nexus Conflicts, Ethics and Governance

The Food, Water and Energy Nexus Conflicts, Ethics and Governance

Author: Andreas Neef Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2019

Achieving global food security and providing universal access to water and energy without exceeding planetary boundaries and compromising ecosystem integrity is becoming ever more challenging. This book provides readers with a clear understanding of the trade-offs and conflicts emerging from the increasing interconnectedness of global and local food, water and energy supplies, and to introduce the major ethical debates surrounding the food, water and energy nexus. The book explores the various values and judgements that may inform societal choices and political decision-making with a view to balancing the competing demands through appropriate governance solutions. Topics coverered include animal and livestock farming, food waste and food aid, fisheries and aquaculture, religious and secular foundations in water governance and ethics, transboundary waters, biofuels and the consequences of extraction of energy resources. The author presents a comprehensive treatment of the ethical dilemmas which contribute to the governance of natural resources and proposes a holistic approach which makes the best of scientific and local knowledge to bring about equitable and sustainable use of food, water and energy. The book is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students from various disciplinary fields and will be of great value to those with little background in philosophy, ethics and political sciences. All chapters include illustrative case studies, recommendations for further reading and questions for reflection and discussion.

Ecoregionalism Analyzing Regional Environmental Agreements and Processes

Ecoregionalism Analyzing Regional Environmental Agreements and Processes

Author: Jon Marco (Universite de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France) Church Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2019

Ecoregions are defined on natural resource boundaries rather than political criteria. The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive understanding of environmental regionalism at the international level, analyzing the concept and its evolution. Several disciplines are mobilized to develop a model of ecoregional processes: ecology, geography, economics, and political science. The distinction between the idea of environmental region (ecoregion) and the process of clustering around environmental regions (ecoregionalization) is presented. There are approximately eighty international treaties about transboundary rivers, seas, mountains, and other ecoregions. However, scholars and practitioners tend to have confused ideas about regional environmental processes. An in-depth comparison of a regional environmental agreement and of a regional integration process in mountain areas in Western Europe and South America is therefore provided, based on the model of ecoregional processes developed in the first part of the book. This allows highlighting major differences, as well as similarities and potential synergies. The cases of the Amu Darya river basin and the Caspian Sea in Central Asia are also examined, as are examples such as the Baltic Sea and North American Great Lakes. These show whether the conclusions reached about ecoregionalism in mountain areas are applicable also to other contexts. The author argues how a better understanding of ecoregionalism contributes to the strengthening of existing regional environmental arrangements, as well as to the greening of ongoing regional integration processes.

Restoration of Wetland Ecosystem: A Trajectory Towards a Sustainable Environment

Restoration of Wetland Ecosystem: A Trajectory Towards a Sustainable Environment

Author: Atul Kumar Upadhyay Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2019

The risks and consequences of environmental change are increasing, leading to massive losses in terms of ecosystems and having a huge impact on human populations. As such, global thinkers, environmentalists, scientists and policy makers are focusing on finding solutions and ways to sustain life on Earth. Anthropogenic impacts on the climate system can only be mitigated by the restoration of existing natural resources and the sustainable development of the environment and society. This book discusses the potential of green technology in waste management, wetland restoration, presenting the latest developments in the field of bioenergy, green ecology, bioremediation and microbial management. Wetlands are one of Earth's most important ecosystems, and they provide valuable services to human societies, such as minimizing the impacts of floods, acting as a carbon sink, and offering water purification as well as recreational opportunities. Wetlands may be natural or constructed, and the effectiveness of wetland services largely depends on the diversity of macrophytes affecting the algal production, plant biomass and nutrient status of the system. In addition, they are one of the richest microbial ecosystems on earth: the rhizosphere, soil and water interface enhances wetland services with implications ranging from phytoremediation to microbial bioprospection. However, in order to function properly, they need to be effectively redesigned, reengineered, protected and maintained. The book addresses the dynamic relation between three global concerns: environmental pollution, resource exploitation and sustainability. It describes the utilization of resources like wastes (municipal, industrial, agricultural, mine drainage, tannery, solid, and e waste), plants, algae and microbes for production of renewable biofuel, biofertilizers and other value added products to achieve the goal of sustainable development. The book also discusses the current and future trends in employing wetlands in improving water quality. In addition it presents the latest international research in the fields of wetland science, waste management, carbon sequestration and bioremediation. Highlighting a broad spectrum of topics and strategies for achieving a sustainable environment, the book offers researchers, students and academics insights into utilizing resources in a sustainable way.

Sustainable Development of Water and Environment Proceedings of the ICSDWE 2019

Sustainable Development of Water and Environment Proceedings of the ICSDWE 2019

Author: Rong Sun Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/07/2019

This book covers the full spectrum of water and environment conservation, offering management lessons, identifying the barriers to transformative change, and then presenting agendas and initiatives for sustainable global water and environment management. Water is a unique resource and is vital to human beings and ecosystems. At the same time, it is a driver of growth and development. However, in a changing world factors such as rapid population growth and urbanization are having an increasing impact on water and the environment, and managing critical water resources sustainably represents an unprecedented and urgent challenge. As such, the book describes innovative approaches that can be used to support the operationalization and delivery of sustainable water and environment management. ICSDWE2019 is dedicated to sustainable water and environment, with a focus on the water resources management, wastewater treatment and environmental protection. Sharing current knowledge and recent developments, experiences and lessons learned, it stimulates discussion and reflection, to promote a paradigm shift toward sustainable water and environment management.

Evolution and Water Resources Utilization of the Yangtze River

Evolution and Water Resources Utilization of the Yangtze River

Author: Jin Chen Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/07/2019

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the Yangtze River system and its water resources development and management. From the perspectives of geology, hydrology, zoology, ecology, it discusses the Yangtze River's geological history and aquatic environments, analyses the endangered species along the river basin, and reviews the effects of human hydrolytic activities on its ecosystem. By studying the history of Yangtze River system and its water resources development, it provides insights into the effects of evolution and human activities on the ecosystem of its basin, and offers strategic thoughts on conservation and sustainable development of the Yangtze River. Written by an author with extensive experience in the field, this book is an invaluable reference resource for researchers interested in the Yangtze River.

Public Private Partnership for Desertification Control in Inner Mongolia

Public Private Partnership for Desertification Control in Inner Mongolia

Author: Zhongju Meng, Xiaohong Dang, Yong Gao Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2019

In terms of China's current situation, the prevention and control of land degradation and the development of innovative sustainable land management activities lie within the purview of public works. Further, public-private partnerships (PPPs) hold considerable potential for application in this field. Inner Mongolia is one of the Chinese provinces hardest hit by land degradation. Fortunately, after years of dedicated efforts, meaningful achievements have been made: the increasing participation of the people as a whole, combined with growing investments in land degradation prevention and ecological construction on the part of private enterprises, has to some extent compensated for the lack of government involvement. Further, Inner Mongolia has been a pioneer in the use of PPPs for the prevention and control of land degradation, which has yielded numerous ecological, social and economic benefits. To better promote the development of ecological construction and expand the participation in land degradation control, this book systematically studies the use of PPPs in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, drawing on field investigations and case analyses to do so. Its main goal is to explore a public-private partnership model that can effectively expand the scale of investment in land degradation prevention and sustainable land management.

Sustainable Governance of Wildlife and Community-Based Natural Resource Management From Economic Principles to Practical Governance

Sustainable Governance of Wildlife and Community-Based Natural Resource Management From Economic Principles to Practical Governance

Author: Brian (University of Florida, Gainesville, USA) Child Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2019

This book develops the Sustainable Governance Approach and the principles of Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM). It provides practical examples of successes and failures in implementation, and lessons about the economics and governance of wild resources with global application. Community-Based Natural Resource Management emerged in the 1980s, encouraging greater local participation to conserve and manage natural and wild resources in the face of increasing encroachment by agricultural and other forms of land use development. This book describes the institutional history of wildlife, and the empirical transformation of the wildlife sector on private and communal land, particularly in southern Africa, to develop an alternative paradigm for governing wild resources. With the twin goals of addressing poverty and resource degradation in the world's extensive agriculturally marginal areas, it conceptualises this paradigm as the Sustainable Governance Approach, which integrates theories of prices and economics, rights and proprietorship, governance and scale, and adaptive learning. The second part of the book discusses and defines CBNRM, a major subset of this approach. Interweaving theory and practice, it shows that the primary challenges facing CBNRM are the devolution of rights from the centre to marginal communities, and the governance of these rights by communities, a challenge which is seldom recognised or addressed. If focuses on this shortcoming, extending and operationalising institutional theory including Ostrom's principles of collection action within the context of cross-scale governance. Based on the author's extensive experience this book will be key reading for students of natural resource management, sustainable land use, community forestry, conservation and development. Providing practical but theoretically robust tools for implementing CBNRM it will also appeal to professionals and practitioners working in communities and in conservation and development

Sustainable Governance of Wildlife and Community-Based Natural Resource Management From Economic Principles to Practical Governance

Sustainable Governance of Wildlife and Community-Based Natural Resource Management From Economic Principles to Practical Governance

Author: Brian (University of Florida, Gainesville, USA) Child Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/06/2019

This book develops the Sustainable Governance Approach and the principles of Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM). It provides practical examples of successes and failures in implementation, and lessons about the economics and governance of wild resources with global application. Community-Based Natural Resource Management emerged in the 1980s, encouraging greater local participation to conserve and manage natural and wild resources in the face of increasing encroachment by agricultural and other forms of land use development. This book describes the institutional history of wildlife, and the empirical transformation of the wildlife sector on private and communal land, particularly in southern Africa, to develop an alternative paradigm for governing wild resources. With the twin goals of addressing poverty and resource degradation in the world's extensive agriculturally marginal areas, it conceptualises this paradigm as the Sustainable Governance Approach, which integrates theories of prices and economics, rights and proprietorship, governance and scale, and adaptive learning. The second part of the book discusses and defines CBNRM, a major subset of this approach. Interweaving theory and practice, it shows that the primary challenges facing CBNRM are the devolution of rights from the centre to marginal communities, and the governance of these rights by communities, a challenge which is seldom recognised or addressed. If focuses on this shortcoming, extending and operationalising institutional theory including Ostrom's principles of collection action within the context of cross-scale governance. Based on the author's extensive experience this book will be key reading for students of natural resource management, sustainable land use, community forestry, conservation and development. Providing practical but theoretically robust tools for implementing CBNRM it will also appeal to professionals and practitioners working in communities and in conservation and development

Stewarding the Sound The Challenge of Managing Sensitive Coastal Ecosystems

Stewarding the Sound The Challenge of Managing Sensitive Coastal Ecosystems

Stewarding the Sound uses different perspectives to build awareness of the wealth and fragility of this ecosystem by balancing economic and social needs with conservation. This book, the first ever compilation of the ecological importance of the Sound, demonstrates the cumulative stresses that are now occurring within the Sound and the impact that these stresses are having on the ecosystem. This contributed volume will provide the means of reaching a wide audience to spread awareness of how ecologically important this region is and that it requires a sound management plan so that its ecosystem and the services that ecosystem provides are not compromised